ATLANTA (October 18, 2021) – Smith Gambrell Russell (SGR) is pleased to announce that Los Angeles attorney Jenny Wang has been selected to the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). The DEI Committee is focused on increasing diversity within the CLA and creating opportunities for more inclusion in the association. One of three California bar-wide initiatives created by the CLA, the DEI Committee is consistent with CLA’s mission of promoting excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law.
A major focus of the DEI Committee’s work has been to improve the diversity of its volunteer leadership ranks and craft policies in support of a diverse and inclusive organization. The DEI Committee works as a complement to the CLA’s Diversity Outreach Advisory (DOC) Committee, which reviews and creates opportunities for CLA members to volunteer for or to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion projects.
Ms. Wang, an associate in the Corporate and Tax practices, focuses her practice in the areas of corporate law, tax law, and trusts & estates. She represents business entities in drafting agreements and amendments to reflect their changing business demands. She also advises individuals in helping them with trusts & estates planning and administration matters. In addition to representing her clients, Ms. Wang is involved with helping those who cannot afford legal services. She volunteered with VITA to serve low-income taxpayers in income tax assistance, with Public Law Center in assisting pro bono clients with transactional matters, and with her local community to provide general legal advice. Ms. Wang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Shanghai dialect and also speaks conversational Spanish.
About the California Lawyers Association
The California Lawyers Association (CLA) is a member-driven, mission-focused organization dedicated to the professional advancement of attorneys practicing in the state of California. Established in 2018, CLA is a nonprofit, voluntary organization, whose members are thousands of licensed attorneys throughout California. CLA’s Sections, which are split up into 17 different types and areas of practice, enable members to focus their available resources and involvement on the type of law with the greatest relevance and interest to their particular practice. CLA is also home to the California Young Lawyers Association, where attorneys with limited years of experience can interact and network with others from diverse constituencies. Visit www.calawyers.org.
About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 250 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.