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DRI Diversity for Success Seminar Spearheaded by Imoh E. Akpan, Program Chair


DRI Diversity for Success Seminar Spearheaded by Imoh E. Akpan, Program Chair

January 25, 2022

DRI Diversity for Success Seminar Spearheaded by Imoh E. Akpan, Program Chair

As a member of the DRI Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Goldberg Segalla’s Imoh E. Akpan takes a leadership role as the program chair for the 17th annual DRI Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo on May 11-13 in Denver.

Imoh, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Baltimore office and member of the firm’s Diversity Task Force, calls the DRI seminar a significant diversity event for lawyers representing business. “The foundation of the annual seminar is promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and increasing opportunities for lawyers from underrepresented backgrounds across the industry,” Imoh said. “This year’s program includes training on becoming a better rainmaker and driving successful business development. The program culminates with the Corporate Expo, where participants can actually make a pitch to in-house counsel.”

17th annual Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo

Denver, Colorado

May 11-13, 2022

The DRI Diversity for Success Seminar gives attendees the opportunity to connect with an unparalleled number of in-house counsel, potential clients, and peers.

Participants will learn:

  • The importance of mental health and wellness for lawyers in a post-pandemic world
  • The dos and don’ts on how to become a better rainmaker
  • Practical instruction on building a foundation within your firm for successful business development
  • What law firms and corporate law departments are doing to promote and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • How remote work is affecting the ability of law firms and corporate legal departments to recruit and retain diverse talent

For more information about the Seminar and Expo or to register, visit DRI Org/Education.



Imoh E. Akpan is an accomplished litigator with over 15 years of experience representing corporations and insurers in a variety of matters involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, general negligence, negligent security, civil rights, product liability, and other types of claims. He has taken over 15 jury trials and 200 bench trials to verdict, most them involving commercial motor vehicles. A trusted counselor to his longtime clients, he has particularly deep experience in the trucking and transportation, retail and hospitality, and construction industries. Imoh is also a member of Goldberg Segalla’s Diversity Task Force, which strives to conceptualize and implement diversity-focused programs and give diversity a voice in our decision-making at the highest level. The individuals on this task force share the firm’s strong commitment to increasing diversity, and they use their unique experiences and backgrounds to support and advance that goal.