Global Chief Executive Officer, Dentons US LLP
In 2002, Elliott Portnoy joined Dentons US and founded the firm’s public policy practice. Today he is the firm’s Global Chief Executive Officer, overseeing international growth. Elliott has been named a top lawyer and lobbyist in Washington. He also founded a nonprofit for children with disabilities called Kids Enjoy Exercise Now.
Dentons’ diversity efforts include affinity groups, pipeline programs, and mentoring. The firm also sponsors a Law Preview Scholarship for diverse students and won the Economic Empowerment Award from InsideCounsel for its work promoting women worldwide. Dentons was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2016.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2017: Chimezie Udozorh; 2016: Kimberly Wang; 2012: Renee Heyman
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014)
Member: Elliott Portnoy
Diversity Professionals: Emilie Smith
Communications: Jeff Scalzi