Jones Day Business and Tort Litigation partner Yvette McGee Brown was honored by the NCAA with the 2018 "Lawyers and Legends" award during the Women’s Basketball Championship game in Columbus, Ohio on April 1, 2018.
In conjunction with the Women's Final Four, the NCAA honored women's college basketball pioneers and legends. The event celebrated accomplishments of former student athletes, coaches and/or administrators who have impacted the legal industry, championed inclusion and its importance in athletics, and who have been stellar role models for their local and national communities.
Ms. McGee Brown serves as Jones Day's Partner-in-Charge for Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement, and works with the Firm's offices and clients on diversity initiatives, including retention and advancement. She spent 11 years as a jurist, including as the first African-American female Justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. She also served as a judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, Division of Domestic Relations, for nine years, where she was the first American of African ancestry and the second woman to be elected to that court. Ms. McGee Brown was the founding President of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital and was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame in 2014. She has been noted for a number of community service awards, public service, and her dedication to child and family protection.
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