Bailey & Wyant Partner Named as 2017 Fellow

Bailey & Wyant, is pleased to announce Suleiman Oko-ogua has been named as a 2017 fellow to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Oko-ogua is one of only two LCLD fellows in the state of West Virginia. Founded in 2009, the LCLD is made up of more than 265 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, working together to build a more open and diverse legal profession. United by a spirit of activism and personal commitment, LCLD Members participate widely in programs they have created, leading by example, taking action and challenging the legal profession to prepare for future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership, according to the LCLD website. “I am very excited to be part of such an active organization that takes pride in diversity leadership, action and results,” said Oko-ogua, Member at Bailey & Wyant. “I look forward to participating in LCLD events and promoting diversity within our state.” It is the mission of the LCLD to produce tangible results by working to promote inclusiveness with the overall goal of building a more open and diverse legal community. As a Member of Bailey & Wyant, Suleiman practices in the areas of civil litigation, most notably civil rights litigation, employment law and insurance defense. Suleiman was named to Lawyers of Color’s 2014 Annual Hot List and voted among top the 100 National Black Lawyers in 2017. “My hope is to always be an advocate for diversity and encourage others to cultivate an inclusive environment,” said Oko-ogua.