October 13, 2016

Former ABA president Robert Grey, Jr. of Virginia honored for his commitment to diversity

CHICAGO, Oct. 13, 2016 – The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law recently honored former ABA president Robert J. Grey, Jr., for his commitment to diversity and inclusion during its Fall Meeting in Chicago. Grey served as ABA president in 2004-05 and is currently president of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.  

Following Grey’s keynote address at the  Fall Meeting  on Friday, Oct. 7, that was attended by more than 500 construction lawyers, Forum Chair William M. Hill, presented Grey with a Diversity Award for his “extraordinary leadership and lifetime of commitment to ‘moving the meter’ on diversity and inclusion.”   

Grey is the senior counsel with Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Va., and serves as vice chair of the firm’s Community Service Committee. Six years ago, Grey was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Board of the Legal Services Corporation. Grey is devoted to representing businesses in administrative, regulatory and legislative matters.

Grey is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Washington and Lee University School of Law.

The Forum on Construction Law was founded in 1976 and is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States.

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