Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C. (HLB) is pleased to announce that attorney Amy M. Joseph is one of four private practice attorneys nationwide shortlisted for Chambers 2017 Women in Law Future Leader - Gender Diversity Award.
The award is presented to a female associate or senior associate who is leading the way in their commitment to gender diversity and inclusion.
Ms. Joseph is a sixth-year associate and member of the firm's Business Department. She currently works in the firm’s new Boston office, which she helped to launch in 2017. She joined the firm’s Los Angeles Office in the fall of 2011, after graduating first in her class from UCLA School of Law.
Since joining HLB, Ms. Joseph has been a leader among associates with respect to active engagement on behalf of gender equality and inclusion, with a particular focus and interest in issues related to retention and career progression and advancement, both within the firm and with outside organizations. Within the firm, Ms. Joseph is an active member of the Diversity Committee, which focuses, among other things, on efforts regarding recruitment, retention, and advancement within the firm for women, as well as instilling within the firm a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Since 2014, Ms. Joseph has been a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the American Health Lawyer’s Association (AHLA). As a member, she contributed to the planning of the inaugural AHLA Women’s Leadership Institute in 2015, participated in AHLA initiatives and discussions regarding education and outreach to members on recruitment, retention, and career advancement issues, and co- authored a series of articles for AHLA’s publication, AHLA Connections, interviewing women leaders in the field. Ms. Joseph recently co-planned and organized a women’s networking breakfast at an AHLA conference, which featured a lecture by a guest speaker addressing negotiating strategies for women attorneys to advance career goals.
From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Joseph was a member of the Events Committee of Women in Health Administration of Southern California (WHA). As a member of the Committee she co-planned a diversity and inclusion event along with Health Care Executives of Southern California, and assisted with organization of a book club for members that meets regularly to discuss books or articles on various topics of interest, including career progression and advancement of women and work-life balance issues. In addition, she served as chair of the Sponsorship Subcommittee in 2015 to fundraise for WHA’s Woman of the Year Gala, and participated as a member of the Sponsorship Subcommittee in other years.
Ms. Joseph was also a leader in opening the firm’s Boston office recently. She transferred from our Los Angeles office to Boston. Since moving to Boston, Ms. Joseph has joined the Women’s Bar Association in Massachusetts and is seeking out opportunities to continue her involvement in organizations to continue to support gender equality and inclusion, with a particular focus on retention and career progression for women attorneys.
Aside from her formal roles with the organizations listed above, Ms. Joseph serves as an inspiring role model in promoting gender diversity in her day to day interactions on a personal and professional level at the firm. The mother of two, she exemplifies excellence in her practice, as well as commitment to balance in her life. Although this award is for a future leader, we believe Ms. Joseph has already proven to be a leader among her peers in promoting women in the law today.
Ms. Joseph can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.532.2702.