In our Ask the General Counsel series, General Counsel from around the world are in the spotlight as they share their career tips, challenges and milestones on topics from diversity and inclusion to the move from private practice to in-house.
In this episode Matt Lepore, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at BASF, answers questions on diversity & inclusion including who should be championing change, the many benefits of diverse teams and how crafting an inclusive environment is more important than numbers.
A spotlight on Matt Lepore
Matt Lepore was Corporate Secretary & Chief Governance Counsel for Pfizer Inc., New York. Before Pfizer, Matt was a partner at DLA Piper, and prior to that he was a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice. Matt received his J.D. from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; and his B.S. from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
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Interview conducted in collaboration with Crafty Counsel for DLA Piper WIN’s Ask the General Counsel series.