Chair of the Firm, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Therese Pritchard has more than 30 years of experience in securities and financial institutions enforcement and litigation. She was named one of the top 40 securities enforcement defense attorneys in the industry in 2013 and a Woman Worth Watching in 2015 by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Therese also serves on Bryan Cave’s firm-wide diversity committee and made diversity one of her primary goals upon becoming Chair of the Firm.

Bryan Cave received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum’s Gold Standard Certification in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and has nine consecutive perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

Bryan Cave 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: Tracy Talbot; 2018: Amit S. Parekh; 2017: Merili N. Seale; 2016: Sonia Kaur Bain; 2015: Rodney Perry; 2014: Arindam Kar; 2013: Katie Schwarting; 2012: Craig D. Jeffrey; 2011: Wesley O. Fields

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2019: Alejandro Montenegro, Puanani Norwood; 2018: Tiffany Jones; 2017: Mica Germain; 2016: Simone A. Randolph 

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted:
2018: Tyler Blake, Hussin Javier Kordi, Joel Ocampo; 2017: Kristen Acosta, Melissa, Hannah Regan-Smith, Joshua Taylor; 2016: David Aguilar, Kamilah Jones, Grace Martinez, Razi Safi; 2015: Jennifer Tian; 2014: Steven Alagna, Saher Valiani; 2013: Alejandro Montenegro

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2018, 2016)

Member: Therese Pritchard 

Diversity Professionals: Lisa D. Martin

Communications: Royal Simpkins