Jennifer Reddien has spent much of her career pursing diversity and inclusion efforts. In addition to her background and personal experiences, Jennifer’s passion for equality makes her an effective and invaluable leader as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Haynes and Boone. Jennifer’s charge is to build upon the firm’s current award-winning diversity initiatives by strategizing, elevating, implementing and executing the firm’s diversity plan. She closely monitors progress and holds the firm accountable for results.
Jennifer regularly serves as a panelist or speaker on implicit bias and facilitates workshops at the firm and at diversity conferences. In April 2019, she participated in a panel discussion on the topic at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference, where panelists had an open dialogue with the audience.
Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Jennifer was the Executive Director of The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, a non-profit organization that promotes racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. Before that, Jennifer spent many years as a litigation lawyer and served as co-chair of the Diversity Task Force at her previous law firm.
Jennifer is a member of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals, Inc., as well as other minority organizations. She was listed among Profiles in Diversity Journal’s list of Women Worth Watching for 2019. Jennifer was nominated for being “a steadfast advocate for diversity, equality and inclusion and a rising star at Haynes and Boone.”
During her legal career, she was named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, from 2009-2014. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.