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Nalty Bio

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. www.kathleennaltyconsulting.com | kathleen@kathleennaltyconsulting.com 7887 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 1100 Denver, Colorado 80111 | 303.770.2563 Kathleen Nalty is President of her own consulting company. She is a nationally-recognized expert in strategies for creating cultures of inclusion to retain and advance talent, particularly in legal organizations. She specializes in helping organizations identify systemic issues that cause higher attrition rates for people in under- represented groups. Kathleen has devoted her entire career to her passion for diversity, civil rights, and inclusion. She founded the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) in Denver, Colorado and led the nonprofit as its Executive Director from October 2007 through January 2013. In this role, Kathleen developed the only “how to” manual for legal organizations that has a comprehensive step-by-step process for removing hidden barriers to retention and creating an inclusive workplace. From 2008-2013, she assisted over two dozen legal organizations in their implementation of inclusiveness initiatives, including 16 law firms, 8 government legal offices, and the legal departments of Walmart, CenturyLink, Xcel Energy, and DaVita. In 2012, Kathleen led 10 half-day training sessions across the U.S. on diversity and inclusion for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association as part of its new Academy for Diversity & Inclusion. Currently, Kathleen is working with several law firms, corporate law departments (including Dow Corning, Hewlett Packard, ConAgra), and government law offices to create inclusiveness initiatives. Kathleen also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law School where she teaches a course on diversity and inclusion. She recently published a “how to” book for law firm leaders entitled Going “All-In” on Diversity and Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook that includes new tools for advancing diversity and inclusion. Kathleen received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. She started her legal career as a law clerk to a federal district court judge in Denver. She was then selected to participate in the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. As a federal civil right prosecutor in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, Kathleen worked on cases involving hate crimes, police brutality, and slavery. After returning to Colorado, Kathleen continued to pursue her passion for civil rights and diversity by cofounding a hate violence task force and a regional legal diversity job fair. She also worked for the University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law as a Consultant in the Career Development Office where she specialized in assisting employers and students with diversity programs and initiatives. Kathleen has received awards for her ground-breaking work in diversity and inclusion from several organizations, including the Colorado Women’s Business Chamber, Colorado & Denver Bar Associations, Colorado GLBT Bar Association, Sam Cary Bar Association, Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Foundation, and the Denver Urban Debate League.

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