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 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 promoting women worldwide.

Dentons was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

Joined LCLD 2009 


Highlights of LCLD Participation





Fellows Program

Fellows nominated:
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: 
2019: Shelby Sklar; 2018: Erin Stach; 2017: Erika M. Lopes-McLeman; 2016: Melinda Carrido; 2015: Kristina Liu 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2018: Noor-ul-ain Hasan; 2017: Chimezie Udozorh; 2016: Kimberly Wang; 2012: Renee Heyman

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

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


 

Member: Elliott Portnoy

Diversity Professional: Lia Dorsey

Communications: Jeff Scalzi