Kentucky Local Group

Webinar: Strategies for Building a Diverse & Inclusive Firm Culture

Wednesday, August 19 | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

As racial injustice has been brought to the forefront over the past several months, it is critical for law firms to revisit their diversity and inclusion strategies, and assess their D&I plans. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it is a client development concern, as clients are more often considering the diversity of the workforce when choosing the firms they hire.

Ann Mary Quarandillo, Marketing & Client Relations Director at Sturgill, Turner, Barker and Moloney, will talk with Danny Murphy, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Community Relations at the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.  Danny has a unique perspective on how these matters work in our profession, as both a practicing attorney and a Dean working daily with the community. We encourage you to submit questions ahead of time to to shape a useful and productive conversation.

This program is free to LMA members. 


Daniel Patrick Murphy, Jr., Senior Assistant Dean of Community Engagement & Operations/Chief Diversity Officer, is a 1998 graduate of the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.   Prior to joining the administration in 2010, he was Counsel at the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in its Lexington office, and was formerly a member in the law firm of McMurry & Livingston, PLLC, in Paducah, Kentucky, where he focused primarily in the area of real estate law.

Dean Murphy oversees day-to-day nonacademic operations at the Rosenberg College of Law, including supervision of Marketing & Communications, Information Technology, the Continuing Legal Education departments, alumni affairs, and capital project management and building operations.  Dean Murphy serves as the College’s liaison to the University in overseeing the law school’s major rebuild and expansion construction project.  Dean Murphy also serves as the College's diversity officer, oversees the voluntary student pro bono program and efforts to engage the College with the university, the community-at-large, the Commonwealth and across the nation.

Dean Murphy is active in the community.  He is a past chair of the Commerce Lexington Board of Directors, current vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Community Action Council, and serves on the KY YMCA Youth Association Board of Directors and Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Board of Directors.

Dean Murphy is a native of Lawrenceburg, KY.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky in 1993, making him the first college graduate in his family.




Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Cash or checks made payable to "LMA Southeast Region" will be accepted at the door.


Any cancellations made before DATE will be fully refunded. All cancellations made after that date will be billed in full. Registrations may be transferred, however price differences between member and non-members will be billed accordingly.