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Hunton Andrews Kurth Expands Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

To further its dedication to boosting diversity and inclusion across the legal profession, Hunton Andrews Kurth recently expanded its billable hour credit incentive to non-attorney timekeepers. This credit now provides up to 25 hours of billable hour credit to all U.S. attorney and non-attorney timekeepers for participation in diversity and inclusion initiatives.

“Expanding our billable hour credit to include non-attorney timekeepers, like paralegals, aligns with our view that every member of our client-focused teams should be incentivized for their efforts around promoting equality in the legal profession,” Gus Membiela says (pictured above), who co-chairs the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee with partners Shemin V. Proctor, Todd Brown and Emily Burkhardt Vicente.

As a testament to its commitment to promoting equality, Hunton Andrews Kurth received a perfect score on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index and was designated a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm reached Mansfield Rule™ 4.0 Certified Plus Status and has been recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts by Bloomberg Law and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

“Hunton Andrews Kurth’s mission is to cultivate a diverse and inclusive professional community that promotes a culture of equality,” Wally Martinez says, managing partner at the law firm. “Our long-term investment in a wide range of diversity and inclusion initiatives reaffirms our commitment to advancing equality in the legal profession broadly and also promoting individual dedication to these ideals among all of our team members.”

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Drew Limsky

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BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.