Chambers presented Teri H. Peeples with the “Future Leader – Diversity & Inclusion” award at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2020. The annual ceremony spotlights role models and trailblazers in pro bono and corporate social responsibility, as well as inclusion.
The award recognized Teri for co-founding Sidley’s New York office Women of Color Initiative, which facilitates networking between associates, counsel & partners, as well as promoting mentoring and relationship building. At Sidley, Teri provides guidance and support to associates of diverse backgrounds, particularly women of color. She also volunteers as a mentor in the NJ LEEP program in Newark, New Jersey, which empowers youth from underserved neighborhoods to attend college and consider careers in law.
Teri practices in Sidley’s Products Liability and Mass Torts group in the firm’s office in New York. Her practice focuses on representing clients in the life sciences industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, in federal and state courts, as well as in multidistrict litigation and class actions.