International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (BCLP) has appointed Lloyd Stephenson as global director of inclusion and diversity, and recruitment.
In this newly created role, Stephenson will be responsible for BCLP’s global I&D and recruitment strategies, advancing the firm’s portfolio of “award-winning” inclusion and diversity initiatives and continuing to “develop and enhance” the firm’s recruitment efforts to attract the “best” talent.
BCLP said as an “accomplished” business leader with more than 20 years of strategic and operational HR experience, Stephenson joins from Ashurst LLP, where under his leadership, as head of diversity and resourcing, the firm won “a number of” recruitment and social mobility awards.
Before entering the legal industry, Stephenson served in several senior HR roles for Barclays, including managing resourcing across Private and Institutional Wealth Management and Personal and Corporate Banking covering 8,000-plus lateral, temporary and early talent hires.
Lisa Mayhew and Steve Baumer, BCLP co-chairs, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lloyd to BCLP. Lloyd understands and shares our vision for the pivotal role our inclusive culture plays in our broader people strategy and how this will help drive the performance of our firm in the future.”
Stephenson added: “I am excited to join BCLP and look forward to building on the innovative efforts and long-standing commitment to inclusion and diversity for which the firm is known. BCLP is already home to a strong culture, and now we’re focused on amplifying and operationalising I&D throughout all levels of the business to help us grow on a global scale.”