Sonya Olds Som ’94

Sonya Olds Som, a partner with legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), was honored as Executive of the Year by the National Bar Association (NBA) General Counsel Invitational (GCI) at its third annual conference in New York City. “I am thrilled to be recognized by the National Bar Association General Counsel Invitational as Executive of the Year,” said Som, one of the organizers of the GCI and a recognized thought leader regarding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession nationwide. “As an African-American lawyer, it is my honor to use my position as an in-house counsel recruiter and partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa to assist in programming and promoting NBA GCI and other events that provide continuing legal education and relationship-building opportunities for NBA’s members nationwide. The National Bar Association plays an important role in advancing the cause of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and it is my privilege to lead MLA’s partnership with the NBA as we do our part to increase the number of African-American GCs and in-house counsel in our nation’s legal departments.”

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