Crain's Chicago Business recognized Chief Diversity Partner Leslie Minier as part of its 2022 class of Notable Black Leaders and Executives.

The publication highlighted Leslie's focus on achieving greater diversity, equity and inclusion and increasing the representation of women, attorneys of color and LGBTQ+ attorneys at Katten and in the legal profession.

The publication noted Leslie was instrumental in helping Katten achieve Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus status (now Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification Plus status). Crain's added that she previously developed Katten's diversity committee, minority associate committee (now called the committee on racial and ethnic diversity) and the LGBTQ+ Coalition. As a member of the diversity committee and chair of the business development subcommittee, Leslie, a Corporate partner based in Chicago, advises on business development, consults with management on diversity goals and leads client partnerships involving diversity.

Crain's noted that its list shows how the City of Chicago benefits from Notable Black Leaders occupying C-suite offices and holding key positions at nonprofits.

Crain's 2022 Notable Black Leaders and Executives," Crain's Chicago Business, October 6, 2022

"Crain's 2022 Notable Black Leaders and Executives: Leslie Minier," Crain's Chicago Business, October 6, 2022