Yodi Hailemariam '05 Honored by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association


Yodi Hailemariam '05

Drinker Biddle attorney Yodi S. Hailemariam, CIPP-US, was named a Rising Star for 2019 by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Based in Washington, D.C., and a senior associate in the firm’s Information Privacy, Security, and Governance group, Hailemariam was one of only 13 attorneys from across the country chosen by the MCCA “who are leading the charge for change in their communities and the legal profession.”

MCCA's annual list of Rising Stars honors “stellar attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication to the legal profession and to their community place them among those attorneys to watch.”

A frequent author, speaker and panelist on “all things data,” Hailemariam advises multinational clients on U.S. and global data privacy, security and regulatory compliance; information governance and records management policies and programs; and electronic discovery in complex civil litigations, white-collar defense, and corporate investigations. Hailemariam also advises the firm and its clients on the development and implementation of analytics models that enable insight, data storytelling, and economic value generation. She is experienced in leveraging artificial intelligence and data analytics to achieve better, more efficient, and more cost-effective results. Hailemariam is also an active member of Drinker Biddle’s Diversity Committee. She spearheads the Washington, D.C. office’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit and co-leads the office’s 1L Diverse Summer Intern program.

Honorees will be profiled in the MCCA's flagship magazine, Diversity & the Bar, and honored on October 15 at the MCAA's annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference.

The MCCA was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse lawyers in legal departments and the law firms that serve them through publishing, research and training, pipeline initiatives, and networking.