Kim A. Walker serves as the firm’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Kim previously served as the firm’s Director of Diversity, a position she held for fifteen years. She is also a partner in the Intellectual Property Department and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Kim is a member of The New York City Bar Association (City Bar) and the New York State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section and Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Kim previously served as a member of the City Bar’s Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession. She also represents Willkie as one of the founding members of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals.
Kim has served as a featured speaker at seminars and panels pertaining to diversity and inclusion conducted by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the American Bar Association, the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, Practising Law Institute, and the City Bar, as well as several national law schools. Kim was named to the Crain’s New York Business 2019 “Notable Women in Law” List, and was recently named on the shortlist for “Outstanding Contribution to Furthering the Advancement of Diversity in the Legal Profession” at the Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: USA 2020.
Kim currently serves as a board member of Rising Ground and Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, leading nonprofit human services organizations that provide children, adults, and families with the resources and skills needed to help them rise above adversity and positively direct their lives.