Sidley partners Lisa M. Gilford and Jack S. Yeh have been named to Los Angeles Business Journal's 2022 “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” list. This is the second consecutive year the pair have been featured in the special supplement, which profiles outstanding minority lawyers who continue to lead the way.
Lisa is consistently at the forefront of influential work supporting women and minorities. She serves as the Diversity & Inclusion Committee co-chair of Sidley’s Greater Los Angeles offices. In addition, Lisa is on the Board of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she is a member of the nominations committee and works with the organization on police reform and voting rights. She is actively involved with the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, a nonprofit supporting the empowerment of girls in STEM, Health, Arts, Unity and Neighborhoods, founded by activist Shaun Robinson.
Jack is the Diversity & Inclusion Committee co-chair of Sidley’s Greater Los Angeles offices and Greater Los Angeles chair of the Recruiting Committee, as well as a firmwide co-chair of recruiting and a member of the Summer Associate Programs Committee. He has been nationally recognized for his leadership in advancing the diversity of the legal profession and for developing successful diversity initiatives and organizational relationships throughout the country. Jack has served on the boards of some of the most prominent civic and public interest organizations in Los Angeles. He currently serves on the Board of Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles — the largest Asian legal aid organization on the West Coast. Jack was also instrumental in facilitating Sidley’s participation in the Alliance for Asian American Justice, a new nationwide coalition dedicated to providing culturally responsive legal support and advocacy to victims of anti-Asian violence.