Columbus, OH, August 05, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- NAMWOLF is pleased to announce Nationwide Mutual Insurance as a Ruby level sponsor for its 2009 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
“Over the past year we’ve seen an increase in Nationwide Insurance’s dedication to diversity. They recently joined our Corporate Public Entity Partner program and now they are supporting our mission by sponsoring the annual meeting.” Yolanda Coly, Managing Director of NAMWOLF said. “This support allows us to continue our work of fostering relationships between corporations, public entities and minority and women-owned law firms.”
In the mission to creating lasting relationships between corporations and diversified law firms, NAMWOLF created a Corporate and Public Entities Partnering Program. The program recognizes companies aiming to spend a minimum of five percent of their outside counsel budgets with certified minority and women-owned law firms. There is no cost to join the program. More than 150 corporations and public entities have enrolled in the program, including: PepsiAmericas; Aetna, Inc.; Volkswagen of America and Northwestern Mutual.
NAMWOLF’s 2009 Annual Meeting will be held October 5-7, 2009 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers. The meeting will accommodate over 200 participants. The event will focus on encouraging relationships between minority and women-owned law firms and in-house counsel members, while offering seminars on continued learning education and hot-topics in the legal profession.
This year will mark NAMWOLF’s fifth Annual Meeting. For more information on the event, please visit www.namwolf.org or call 414-277-1139.
The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (www.namwolf.org) was founded in June 2001. Headquartered in Milwaukee, NAMWOLF is a national trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms who exhibit excellence in the legal profession. The primary aim of the organization is to advocate for the increased utilization of minority and women-owned law firms by major corporations and public entities throughout the United States.