Source: CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2013|Law

Sherrilyn Ifill Selected Among Top Leaders of Color and Women Leaders Among Legal Services, including Private, Public and & Governmental Sectors

LDF announced that Sherrilyn Ifill has been recognized by the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) as one of 15 CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2013 | Law . The list highlights and celebrates the accomplishments of diverse leaders across the legal sector who have achieved extraordinary success in business and have made a significant impact on their community. These individuals were recognized at CUP’s 4th Annual Lawyers Forum on October 29th.

The CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2013 Law list includes 15 professionals from the legal industry, between the ages of 35-50, who serve at senior levels of firms, organizations, agencies and institutions, and who have been nominated by their colleagues and peers.

“These are the diverse, dynamic and dedicated lawyers and partners who are transforming business, changing lives, and giving back to their communities through board service, mentorship, and philanthropy,” said CUP Executive Director Chloe Drew. “We are committed to recognizing diverse professionals from across the legal industry and congratulate the leaders who were nominated and selected.”

CUP developed CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2013 to highlight and celebrate diverse leaders, role models, and heroes among us. The list of Catalysts in Law follow on CUP’s announcement of CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2013 | Finance, announced on October 1st at CUP’s 6th Annual Wall Street Partners Forum. Executives and entrepreneurs selected for CUP Catalysts: Change Agents 2013 | Media & Entertainment will be recognized at CUP’s 5th Annual Media & Entertainment Forum on November 12, 2013.

For the full list of CUP Catalysts in Law, visit the Council of Urban Professionals’ website.


The Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) connects, empowers and mobilizes the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. Founded in 2007, CUP is a 21st century leadership development organization with over 1,500 individual members, a national network of 20,000, and 65 corporate partners spanning the financial services, law, media & entertainment, digital & technology, non-profit, and public sectors. Through a series of forums, leadership development programs, and peer networks, CUP empowers aspiring diverse professionals to develop connections, opportunities, and expertise that best position them for top leadership roles, resulting in transformative impact on our communities.

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