Kathleen Nalty

Kathleen Nalty is a lawyer who is a nationally recognized expert in strategies for creating cultures of inclusion to retain and advance diverse talent. She is:

  • A leader in diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, having earned 10 awards by a variety of legal and community organizations for her ground-breaking work.
  • An experienced trainer who speaks all across the country at law firms, corporate law departments, government legal organizations and legal conferences.
  • A consultant with over 15 years’ experience assisting organizations in diversity and inclusion strategies.
  • An author of a book entitled Going “All-In” on Diversity and Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook that includes new tools for advancing diversity and inclusion.
  • A Tedx speaker – “How Diversity Makes You Smarter.”
  • An adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she teaches a course on diversity and inclusion.

Kathleen has developed engaging educational sessions that produce big “aha’s” – on unconscious bias in particular.

Kathleen earned a B.A. from the University of Denver and a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. She started her career as a law clerk to a federal district court judge in Denver. Kathleen was then selected to participate in the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. As a federal civil rights prosecutor in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division, Kathleen worked on cases involving hate crimes, police brutality, and slavery.

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