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National Association of Investment Companies Honors Mintz with Chairman’s Award for Leadership

Mintz has been named the 2019 recipient of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC)’s Chairman’s Award for Leadership, a prestigious honor presented on behalf of the organization’s Board of Directors to an individual or organization who has exhibited outstanding, innovative and visionary leadership while demonstrating an understanding of the value of diversity in the investment community. Mintz will accept the award at an Awards Luncheon during the NAIC’s Private Equity & Hedge Fund Conference held on October 24 in Los Angeles.

NAIC has recognized Mintz and its attorneys for supporting the organization’s launch of “Establishing the Next Generation of Private Equity Firms,” an immersive symposium that provides participants with a 360-degree view of what is required to start a new private equity firm and the process of raising capital.

Mintz hosted the inaugural seminar in April, welcoming participants–top stakeholders and accomplished industry veterans–to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. As part of the event, Mintz Member O’Kelly E. McWilliams, III led a session on selecting founding partnership, advisory board members and operating partners based on talent, values and skills; and Mintz Member Loretta Shaw-Lorello led a session on legal considerations for fund formations.

“Thanks to Mintz’s dedication, these highly successful symposia will undoubtedly lead to greater numbers of new diverse-owned investment management firms employing innovative strategies to outperform,” said Robert L. Greene, President & CEO of the National Association of Investment Companies.

“Mintz is proud to partner with NAIC on this important initiative to equip underrepresented emerging leaders with in-depth understanding of the steps, processes, and considerations critical to launching a new firm and what it takes to successfully fundraise. Through these efforts, we are working together to grow a more diverse workforce of investment professionals,” said Mr. McWilliams, who spearheads the firm’s relationship with NAIC.

Mintz has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, both within the firm and in the greater legal community. Mintz considers diversity to be an all-reaching initiative that brings a number of the firm’s strategic priorities together—client engagement, alumni relations, community outreach with diverse entities, etc. Mintz aims to integrate a full spectrum of viewpoints into every matter to drive the best solutions for clients. Learn more about the firm’s deep commitment to diversity here.

The NAIC was established in 1971 as a trade association representing the interests of minority-owned investment companies. Comprised of more than 80 member firms representing over $120 billion in assets under management, it is the largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds in the United States.

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