Firmwide Managing Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, PC


 

Kathryn Szmuszkovicz became Managing Principal of Beveridge & Diamond in 2020. She previously served for several years on the firm's Management Committee and led the Pesticides and Biotechnology practices. Before her legal career, Kathy served in federal and Michigan state government. 

Under Kathy's leadership, Beveridge & Diamond has increased its focus on retaining diverse talent. As of 2020, 30% of the firm's principals were women and 59% of lawyers were diverse. B&D founded the Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program for diverse first year law students, and has been recognized by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the Defense Research Institute, and many others for its diversity.

Beveridge & Diamond was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. 

Joined LCLD 2009 


Highlights of LCLD Participation




LCLD Board of Directors
Member, 2014-2021

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Fellows nominated:
2022: Julius Redd; 2021: Nicole Weinstein; 2019: Nessa Coppinger; 2018: Jayni Lanham; 2017: Lauren A. Hopkins; 2016: Bina Reddy; 2015: Megan R. Brillault; 2014: Ryan R. Tacorda; 2013: Evynn M. Overton; 2012: Lily Chinn; 2011: Nadira Clarke

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Hilary Jacobs; 2021: Jose Almanzar; 2019: Kaitlyn Shannon; 2018: Anthony Papetti; 2017: Hana V. Vizcarra; 2016: Roy D. Prather; 2015: Julius Redd

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted:
2021: Ashley Campfield; 2020: Jordan Brown, Clirae Bourke; 2019: Majidah Cochran, Raven Hayes; 2018: Charles Kuo; 2017: Jeff Clare; 2016: Lynn Paige Howard; 2015: Neel Seth; 2014: Monisola Salaam; 2013: Zahir Rahman

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2020, 2017, 2016, 2015)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015)


 

Member: Kathryn Szmuszkovicz 

Diversity Professional: Nessa Coppinger

Communications: Nathan Darling