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Tom Sager Receives Legacy Award from Lawyers of Color
Ballard Spahr partner Tom Sager received the Lawyers of Color Legacy Award March 18 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Sager’s exceptional career and efforts to advance diversity in the legal profession.
Sager has also been named to Lawyers of Color’s Annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the country’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority legal diversity advocates, including corporate general counsel, law firm managing partners, law school deans, and high-ranking government attorneys.
Before joining Ballard Spahr in September, Sager spent nearly four decades with DuPont Co., where he finished his tenure as General Counsel. Sager helped pioneer the DuPont Convergence and Law Firm Partnering Program—or DuPont Legal Model—which has become a benchmark in the industry and has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to the business of practicing law. The program redefined the way in which law firms measure success, encourage creativity and collaboration, increase efficiency, and retain and promote women and minorities.
Sager also helped to found the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). Today, as one of the nation’s leading professional affinity associations, MCCA advocates for the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and law firms that work for them.
Sager has been recognized as one of America’s 40 most influential attorneys by The National Law Journal and as one of the Top 50 Legal Innovators by The American Lawyer, which also awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award.