Chair, Miller & Chevalier Chartered

Kathryn Cameron Atkinson developed an interest in international studies early in life and lived in Germany during the 1980s, practicing at a German law firm the summer after the Berlin Wall fell. She joined Miller & Chevalier Chartered in 2002 and became Chair in 2019, where she helps guide the firm's diversity efforts. 

“Diversity enriches the deliberative process and improves decision-making,” Kathryn said in an interview on the importance of D&I. “There’s no substitute for having that diversity at the table.”

Kathryn is also the Creator and Co-Chair of the Forum on International Corporate Compliance at the Center for American and International Law, and a Member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Kathryn created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Kathryn's pledge here

Miller & Chevalier's diversity initiatives include programs for high school and law students; a retreat to bridge understanding internally and between the firm and its clients; networking opportunities for minority lawyers; and a variety of affinity groups. Miller & Chevalier was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2018. 

Joined LCLD 2016 


Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2020: Amelia Hairston-Porter; 2019: Dawn Murphy-Johnson; 2018: Michael Khalil; 2017: Alejandra Montenegro Almonte; 2016: Lamia Matta 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2020: Marcus Childress, Elizabeth Jonas; 2019: Nina Gupta, Lisandra Ortiz; 2018: Aiysha Hussain, Ann Sultan; 2017: Abigail Cotterill, Alice C. Hsieh; 2016: Leila Babaeva, Katherine Pappas

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

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017)


Member: Kathryn Cameron Atkinson

Diversity Professional: Maria Jones

Communications: Vonda Hampton