Kimberly S. Amrine
Kim is a Member of the firm and the firm-wide Director of Diversity & Inclusion. She reports directly to the firm’s CEO and is responsible for the firms diversity & inclusion initiatives. She also works closely with Steve Ellcessor, Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Kim Mauer, Chair of the Women’s Initiative Steering Committee to lead our initiatives and measure results. Kim has held the position of Director of Diversity & Inclusion since 2006. She no longer has a billable hour requirement for the firm so that her full attention can be given to fostering a more inclusive environment at the firm.
Kim works closely with firm leadership to institute behavioral practices and initiatives that will minimize the impact of unconscious bias and promote the retention and advancement of our people. Specifically, Kim works closely with members of the Executive Committee, Advancement Committee, Compensation Committee, Practice Group Leaders, Department Chairs and the Recruiting Committee to promote a more inclusive environment.
As the Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Kim also collaborates with numerous corporate clients on improving their internal diversity and inclusion initiatives. In this capacity, she is able to share best practices with our clients and create unique initiatives that bring together our firm and our clients on shared goals connected to diversity and inclusion.
Kim is also responsible for firm-wide inclusion training – a live 2.5 hour session – conducted for all firm employees. She also facilitates the firm’s inclusion workshops, which are periodic training sessions tied to unique topics for learning beyond the firm’s formal training program.
Kim collaborates with national leaders, so that our firm’s measure of success is not limited to our region or footprint. Moreover, Kim manages the firm’s scholarship programs and pipeline initiatives that formally begin as early as 9th grade to expose diverse students to the practice of law so that our firm is making a difference in our region – not just in our firm.
To read more about the impact of our firm’s inclusion vision, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion homepage on our website. In addition, please feel free to call Kim directly to hear more about the firm’s numerous initiatives and successes.
Highlights & Recognitions
- Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers Class X, 2006
- YWCA Rising Star, 2006
- Girl Scouts of Western Ohio's 100 Women Award Honoree, 2013
Memberships & Affiliations
- Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals, 2008 - present
- Law and Leadership Institute Advisory Council, 2013 - present
- Greater Cincinnati Minority Council Program
- Cincinnati Bar Association, Women Lawyer’s Committee, former Chair: Vice-chair
Civic & Charitable Organizations
- Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Board of Directors, 2008-2013
- Great Rivers Council-Girl Scouts, Board of Directors, 2004-2007
Non-FBT Publications and Events
Speaker: Ad Nauseum: Marketing Campaign Tips
Frost Brown Todd Annual CLE Program
Speaker: Advertising Seminar
Kentucky Press Association
Speaker: Advertising Agency Liability and Exposure
Advertising Club of Cincinnati
Author:"Fixing the Leak in the Pipeline: Exploring Women's Retention Issues in Law Firms"
Media Law Advisory: Sixth Circuit Requires Actual Malice to be Shown in Breach of Contract Claim
August 31, 2007
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