Angela Vallot, Partner
Angela has first-hand experience working both in law firms and corporations. Working as a lawyer for 17 years at two law firms (Jones Day and Arent Fox), Angela represented Fortune 500 companies on a broad range of legal issues from government relations to international business transactions.
She also knows the corporate world. In 1997, Angela was recruited by the CEO of Texaco to become the first Chief Diversity Officer where she led the company’s diversity efforts following the settlement of a $176 million racial discrimination lawsuit. In 2001 she was recruited by the CEO of Colgate Palmolive to be that company’s Global Chief Diversity Officer. She knows what it takes to successfully develop and drive diversity and inclusion initiatives through an organization.
Angela graduated from Mills College and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School.
Mitchell Karp, Partner
Mitchell has more than 25 years experience as an organizational development consultant, trainer, facilitator and executive coach helping organizations achieve their business objectives. He draws on his experience as a human rights litigator to help clients better understand how insider/outsider power dynamics, day-to-day interactions and unconscious bias can all impact organizational culture. For more than a decade, Mitchell has worked nationally and internationally assisting organizations to create high-performance teams, inclusive cultures, and effective leaders. Senior-level executives and partners in law firms frequently turn to Mitchell for tools and techniques for improving interpersonal and leadership skills, conflict resolution strategies and team-building. He also is an adjunct faculty member of Cornell’s NYSSILR Management Development Program.
Mitchell holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, a J.D. from Rutgers Law School and a Masters of Organization Development from American University.
Diego Carvajal, Consultant
Diego has experience working in both law firms and in-house legal departments. He worked as an associate at two New York law firms (Cadwalader and Hogan Lovells) where he represented corporations, financial institutions, and sovereign countries on a broad range of international finance transactions in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. During his time with Hogan Lovells, he was the chair of the Hispanic affinity group, a member of the Diversity Council, and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Associates’ Committee. He also worked as associate general counsel of Sterling National Bank.
Diego also draws from more than 10 years of experience as an improv instructor to help clients better understand how to build cohesive and high-performing teams. He understands the different challenges faced by local and international organizations and has experience implementing diversity and inclusion solutions from hiring, performance reviews, mentoring, assignments, promotions, and developing cultural competence.
Diego holds a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.A. from New York University.
Brittany Boone, Consultant
Brittany has over 11 years of experience in the insurance industry where she spearheaded many of the diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) efforts for Farmers Insurance. Brittany has developed and facilitated trainings, panel discussions and other activities related to D&I and implicit bias. She was a founding member of the Olathe chapter of the Black Professionals Alliance employee resource group, where she coordinated events and workshops to help members build their network and utilize professional development opportunities. She was also instrumental in forming partnerships and hosting events across various employee resource groups.
Brittany earned her doctorate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology – with a specialization in Organizational Diversity and Social Change. She has conducted extensive research on workplace discrimination, diversity trends, employee engagement and organizational commitment. Brittany has also conducted culture and climate assessments at both the department and company level. Additionally, she has gained an understanding of how to help businesses link their strategic priorities with diversity best practices and change management.
She holds a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Missouri-Columbia, an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Avila University and a Ph.D from Walden University.
MaLora McCullough, Consultant
MaLora is an attorney with over 15 years of experience representing Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and individuals on a range of issues, including restructuring and insolvency, mergers and acquisitions and insurance-related disputes. She has also held significant senior administrative roles within law firms and government legal departments, including firmwide Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Special Counsel for Initiatives at the Kings County Office of the District Attorney.
MaLora has led the development and implementation of initiatives for recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse workforce. She also worked closely with Diversity & Inclusion Committees, affinity groups, firm leadership, and other key stakeholders on diversity-related efforts. She has designed and presented seminars on identifying and interrupting unconscious bias and enhancing cultural competency and cultural awareness.
MaLora worked with Cyrus Vance, Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession, on its inaugural Statement of Diversity Principles. These principles, issued in 1991, sought to increase the hiring and retention of minority lawyers within law firms and corporate legal departments.
MaLora holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Lawrence University and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. email@example.com
Yvonne Davenport-Perkins, Chief Operating Officer
Yvonne has considerable business management experience in both the public and private sector. For the last 7 years, she has managed all business functions for VallotKarp Consulting LLC including overseeing day-to-day operations, maintaining vendor relationships and handling special client projects. Yvonne obtained her B.A. from Bernard M. Baruch College.