Bradley is pleased to announce that Junaid Odubeko, a partner in the firm’s Nashville office, is the recipient of Bradley’s 2019 Diversity Leadership Award.
Created in furtherance of the firm’s core values of inclusion and diversity, the Diversity Leadership Award recognizes a Bradley partner who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to promoting and advancing diversity within the firm.
“Junaid is a highly deserving recipient of Bradley’s Diversity Leadership Award,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters. “He has been and continues to be an integral proponent and driver of our firm’s efforts to identify, recruit and hire diverse attorneys, as well as a champion of these diverse professionals and their work at our firm.”
George D. Medlock, Jr., Bradley’s director of inclusion and diversity, added, “Junaid has provided impactful leadership for fostering diversity and inclusion, which is critical to Bradley’s success and to the success of our clients. He genuinely cares about our firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and for the people and institutions that directly benefit as a result.”
Mr. Odubeko is an active member of Bradley’s Recruiting Committee and chair of the firm’s Lawyers of Color Resource Group. As the Nashville Ombudsman, he is responsible for addressing workplace concerns and issues raised by attorneys and staff. He also has served on the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which is a national organization made up of general counsel and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. Mr. Odubeko is a Fellow in the Nashville Bar Association and has completed the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Program. Named to the Nashville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list in 2017, Mr. Odubeko serves on the board of directors of Hands On Nashville, which focuses on meeting community needs through volunteerism.
A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Odubeko focuses his practice on advising and representing clients in complex commercial and business disputes and real estate litigation. He has represented clients in industries that include healthcare, financial services, transportation, lodging, entertainment, and insurance. In addition, Mr. Odubeko represents clients in a variety of state regulatory matters before the state’s various departments, boards and commissions. His administrative law experience includes representing insurance producers before the department of commerce and insurance and representing utility companies before the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. Furthermore, Mr. Odubeko represents and advises clients in the political arena on legal and other issues related to campaign finance. He serves as the legal counsel to the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus and as an adjunct professor of campaign finance and elections law at Vanderbilt University Law School.
Maintaining a working environment that is rewarding, respectful, collegial, diverse, and inclusive is one of Bradley’s core values. The firm seeks to attract, retain, and promote into leadership roles individuals who foster inclusion and reflect the diversity the firm values. Bradley has been recognized by numerous local, regional and national organizations for the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. These include being named among the Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women, and receiving the Nashville Bar Association’s Diversity Committee Leadership Award 15 times since 1994.