Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria Group, Inc.

A member of LCLD’s Board of Directors, Denise Keane represents the spirit of diversity in and out of LCLD. At Altria, Denise heads a diverse legal team and helped develop the Diversity and Inclusion Award, which recognizes law firms that are leaders in those areas. She is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Women in the Profession.

“Altria’s Law Department believes that a culturally sensitive workplace that fosters and capitalizes on diversity of perspective is better able to serve the company’s business objectives and produce better results,” Denise said in Altria’s 2012 newsletter. “Diversity of thought is critical and it comes from having a diverse group of individuals.” Altria was named a Most Active Member Corporation in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Articles on Denise and Altria:
The Altria Learning Experience, October 2014

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

LCLD Board of Directors

Member, 2013-2015

Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2014)
Fellows nominated:
2017: Teresa Alukal Downs, Dana Gwaltney; 2016: Sean Monroe Beard, Kristin M. Kaplan; 2015: Mary C. Bigelow, Meredith B. Miles; 2014: Wesley D. Bizzell, Patricia M. Miller; 2013: Amy Arnold McCann, Eun K. O'Donnell; 2012: Sigmund J. Collins, Hillary Hawkins; 2011: Kamran Q. Khan

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2016: Holly Brady

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2015: Kenesia Cook, Taylor Mioko Dewberry, Luke Gilhooly, Phoebe Willis; 2013: Ujjayini Bose; Bria Delaney, David Mitchell; 2012: Mai Denawa, Janet Martini, Rebekah Scherr 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2015, 2014) 
Leadership Summit (2016)

Member: Denise Keane

Diversity Professional: Kamran Q. Khan