Phyllis utilizes 20+ years of experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion to advance the firm’s strategic mission and goals.
With experience practicing law at an Am Law 100 firm and serving as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company, Phyllis brings a unique understanding of the opportunities and challenges for diverse professionals in the legal industry.
As CDIO, Phyllis is responsible for designing and driving strategic initiatives that help the firm attract, support, and promote its diverse talent. Phyllis works collaboratively with firm leaders and stakeholders to implement and advance the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan. Phyllis also leads efforts to enrich the firm’s inclusive environment through education, networking, and engagement of professionals across the firm.
Developing creative approaches to partner with firm clients, local business and legal communities, and law schools to deepen diversity initiatives is also her priority as CDIO.
Before joining Holland & Hart, Phyllis was the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI), where she increased board and membership engagement, redeveloped its strategic goals and organizational structure, and enhanced collaboration within the legal and business community.
Phyllis was a partner for 17 years in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications group at Hogan Lovells US LLP, where she also served as its U.S. Deputy, then Chief Diversity Officer for eight years. She then joined as Charter Communications as Vice President of Law-Programming and Chief Broadcast Attorney.