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As the Global Head of Legal Personnel, Reed Smith’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and the Women’s Initiative Network (WINRS) report directly to Casey, providing a great opportunity to innovate and drive positive change.  Reed Smith was an inaugural signatory to the Mansfield Rule, through which Casey and her team guided the firm’s efforts to ensure women and diverse attorneys comprise at least 30% of the candidates for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions. Casey also has introduced innovative initiatives to address demands on working women, including an online course assisting pregnant women to plan for leave and to return to work; a breast milk storage and shipping service to assist breastfeeding attorneys who are travelling for work; a ‘Ramp-Up/Ramp-Down’ programme, allowing attorneys on extended absences to ramp up and down from 60% of expected hours to full time over 16 weeks with no impact on their compensation; and an Associate Life initiative, aimed at providing business skills and an overall positive experience at work.  Externally, Casey has co-chaired the United Way of Allegheny County’s Women’s Leadership Council, during which time the number of members in the WLC increased to more than 2,000 and significant finances were raised for women’s causes. She has also been a long-time supporter of the Girl Scouts, who have recently honoured her for her efforts as Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania’s Woman of Distinction in Government & Law.

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