AbstoneLalley, Inc. Launches Diversity and Inclusion Division To Be Led by Nationally-Renowned Expert, Dr. Dianne Piper, Esq.

Transformational leader in diversity and inclusion to serve as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for AbstoneLalley’s law firm and corporate clientele

CHICAGO – August 31, 2020 – AbstoneLalley, Inc., a national, Minority and Women-owned legal and corporate consulting firm, is excited to announce the expansion of our current consulting portfolio to provide measurable, meaningful support to our clientele in their quest to achieve diverse and inclusive workspaces. Renowned diversity and inclusion expert, Dr. Dianne Piper, Esq., has joined the company as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Advisor. In this role, Dr. Piper will provide seamless leadership for this expansion, specializing in multi-faceted diversity and inclusion consulting for Global 100 law firms, AmLaw 100 and 200 law firms, and Fortune 100 and 500 corporate legal executives. Dr. Piper’s expertise includes creating effectual external partnerships, neuro-diversity, comprehensive equity, policy design, religious accommodations, benchmarking, crisis management, and workplace equality.

“I have dedicated my entire career to advancing diverse, novel, equitable strategies that are measurable and meaningful,” said Dr. Dianne Piper. “Coupled with AbstoneLalley’s priorities, our natural collaboration will seamlessly advance our collective pursuit of inclusion across the legal profession. I am delighted to join Rodney Abstone-Carabajal and the entire AbstoneLalley team in assuring sustainable changes that will create positive impacts for our clientele and redefine the legal landscape.”

Although recent social unrest has again thrust the topic of diversity and inclusion into the spotlight, AbstoneLalley has been working to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession since its founding in 2012. AbstoneLalley’s CEO, Rodney L. Abstone-Carabajal has been purposeful in promoting the need for inclusive initiatives through his work advising some of the world’s largest law firms to engage in the often difficult and uncomfortable conversations that are necessary to uncover issues and create real, meaningful change.

“Dr. Piper’s passion and lifelong commitment to access and opportunity, the rights of marginalized groups, and cultural dexterity is inspiring,” said Rodney L. Abstone-Carabajal, CEO of AbstoneLalley, Inc. “I am extremely honored that Dr. Piper has joined AbstoneLalley. Dr. Piper is a proven leader and innovative problem solver. Throughout her career, she has confronted systemic bias, informed leaders and shaped resistant mindsets into cultural shifts for law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, faith-based organizations, and higher education. We are excited that we can now provide her unique forte, dynamic global experiences, and elite expertise to our clients.”

Dr. Piper is fluent in civil, human, gender, and LGBTQ rights, as well as the delivery of integrated strategies and cohesive approaches that assure inclusive, highly-engaged workspaces that inform all facets of the employee experience. A licensed attorney and federally-certified mediator, Dr. Piper has lectured around the globe on social justice impacts, neuro-diversity, othering, intersectionality, and gender identity. Dr. Piper holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of the State of New York, Regents College in Albany, NY; a Master of Arts in mass communications from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA; a Juris Doctorate from the Southern Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA; and a Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland, University College in Adelphi, MD; and numerous professional certifications.

For more information about AbstoneLalley, Inc. or the company’s diversity recruiting or consulting services, please visit AbstoneLalley.com.

About AbstoneLalley, Inc. AbstoneLalley, Inc., a Minority and Women-owned legal and corporate consulting firm with offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York City, San Francisco, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, provides exceptional service and expertise to deliver effective leadership solutions for their clients throughout North and South America. Their extensive knowledge in the areas of legal and corporate executive recruiting, diversity recruiting, retention, and consulting, domestic and international law firm mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and career counseling, has earned them a reputation of excellence. Their expertise enables them to maintain a sharp focus on key success factors, sound bottom-line management, and innovative quality client service in today’s highly competitive legal market. For more information, please visit AbstoneLalley.com.

Media Contact: Sara DeNio, Managing Shareholder, (312) 602-2549, sdenio@abstonelalley.com