Global Chief Executive Officer, Dentons 

 

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 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 Awardfrom InsideCounsel for promoting women worldwide.

Dentons was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. 

Joined LCLD 2009 


Highlights of LCLD Participation





Fellows Program

Fellows nominated:
2020: Uchenna Ekuma-Nkama; 2019: Shannon Baxter; 2018: Chris H. Lee; 2017: Jeniffer M. Roberts; 2016: Kristen Rodriguez; 2014: Felix Woo; 2013: Bonnie Lau; 2012: Karen Jordan; 2011: Leslie Davis

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2020: Catharine Luo; 2019: Shelby Sklar; 2018: Erin Stach; 2017: Erika M. Lopes-McLeman; 2016: Melinda Carrido; 2015: Kristina Liu 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2020: Lexi Wung; 2019: Allia Howard, Shreya Santhanam; 2018: Noor-ul-ain Hasan; 2017: Chimezie Udozorh; 2016: Kimberly Wang; 2012: Renee Heyman

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) 


 

Member: Elliott Portnoy

Diversity Professionals: Lia Dorsey, Emilie Smith, Mary Boxer, Sonia Martin

Communications: Jeff Scalzi