Chairman and CEO, Akerman LLP


Scott Meyers became Managing Partner of Akerman in 2018. He was previously the Founding Managing Partner of the firm's Chicago office, where he led the growth of that office from seven lawyers to nearly 60 in four years. Scott is also the former Master of the Bench of the Chicago Inn of Court. 

Akerman LLP has ranked in the top 50 for diversity and No. 6 for Hispanic lawyers. Diversity efforts include a diversity committee, sensitivity training, same-sex domestic partner benefits, and the first minority legal pipeline program in Florida. 

Akerman was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2020 and 2021. 

Joined LCLD 2011 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Alicia Hou; 2021: Donnie King; 2020: Adrian Smith; 2019: Kimberly Lopez; 2018: Naim S. Surgeon, 2017: Enjolique Dion Aytch; 2016: Michelle Gonzalez; 2015: Palash Pandya; 2014: Larry W. Ross, II; 2013: Michael C. Marsh; 2012: Martin Burkett; 2011: Julie Simone Sneed

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Kenway Wong, Geneka Holyfield; 2021: Rodrigo Palacios, Tiffany Hendricks; 2016: Ronnell Robinzine 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2022: Madison Thibeaux, Asha Wedemier-Allan; 2021: Pia-Milan Green; 2020: Jody Ann, Naomi Howze, Mirabella Nwaka; 2019: Zane Fernandez, Toni Deane, Ebony Morris; 2018: Rode Carpio, Hane Kim, Rukayat Salaam, Fatoumata Waggeh; 2016: Nykeeba Brown, Kelly Hallisey, Nicholas Luciano, Anibal Manzano; 2015: Tara A. Jackson, Victor Obasaju 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015 

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014) 

Member: Scott Meyers 

Diversity Professional: Pedro Freyre