Yusuf Z. Zakir

Yusuf Z. Zakir

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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About this Speaker

As the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Yusuf Zakir leads the firm's efforts to continue building a culture where all attorneys

and staff—including those traditionally underrepresented in the legal

profession—can have, and can see, a path to long-term success. He

collaborates with key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies,

programs, and initiatives to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive


Yusuf collaborates with DWT's practice groups and professional development

departments to scale and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion across the

organization, including by working with the firm's diversity structure to propel and

accelerate these efforts. He also partners with clients and external organizations

in order to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in the broader legal profession

and to cultivate an industry that recognizes intersectionality, empowers

authenticity, and nurtures belonging.

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