Birmingham, AL (May 27, 2022) — Maynard & Gale (Maynard) was pleased to host a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Roundtable Discussion on May 19 at its Birmingham office on “Why Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Matter to Our Business.” The discussion featured panelists from some of Birmingham’s most prominent organizations: PNC’s General Counsel, Gregory Jordan; Regions’ Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Tara Plimpton; and Shipt’s Chief Legal Officer, Linda Seal.

The discussion was moderated by Stephanie Mays, Maynard’s Chief Talent Officer. Gregory, Tara, and Linda discussed why diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to their respective companies and shared how they are making DEI a priority.

At Maynard, we work together as many but move forward as one. This philosophy is enhanced by our strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We recognize that our value and our strength lie in our people, therefore collaboration is deeply valued in our Firm's culture. It is Maynard's mission to actively recruit, promote, retain, and foster a diverse legal team and an environment that encourages group input, ideas, dialogue, listening, and constant improvement.

Maynard has a proven track record of actively contributing to DEI efforts. Maynard was recognized in 2022 as a leader in DEI among the top four corporations in Birmingham, AL. Maynard's Chief Talent Officer, Stephanie Mays, was also recognized among 19 individual honorees for her efforts and success in promoting DEI at Maynard and in the legal profession and larger community. Our DEI best practices and ideas were featured in a special publication of the Birmingham Business Journal.

Picture: Front row L to R: Judy Lam (DE&I Committee Co-Chair), Tara Plimpton (Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary), Stephanie Mays (Moderator, DE&I Committee Co-Chair, Chief Talent Officer), Gregory Jordan (General Counsel), Linda Seal (Chief Legal Officer), Kiya Holmes (Talent Management Manager). Back Row: Kathie Weber (DE&I Committee Co-Chair), Ted Holt (DE&I Committee Co-Chair), and Jeff Grantham (Managing Shareholder).

About Maynard

Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is a full-service law firm of more than 300 attorneys across a national footprint. Our entrepreneurial culture inspires collaboration among our attorneys, resulting in comprehensive legal solutions and seamless client experiences. Maynard serves clients across the United States and globally from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Florida (Miami, Orlando), Georgia (Atlanta), Iowa (Des Moines), New York (New York City), Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C. For more information on the Firm, visit

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