Three alumni noted in Black Enterprise magazine

Three NYU School of Law alumni were included in Black Enterprise’s list of America’s top African American general counsels and chief legal officers in the magazine's August 2009 issue. The roster of 30 “key decision-makers” in the corporate counsel field features James L. Lipscomb (LL.M. ’77), Tracy Leon Rich ’77, and Keith Harvey Williams (LL.M. ’86).

Lipscomb, executive vice president and general counsel at MetLife Inc. since 2003, also appeared in Inside Counsel’s top 50 most influential in-house counsels in North America in 2006. Lipscomb previously served as president and chief executive officer of Conning Corporation, and led MetLife’s corporate planning and strategy department from 1998 to 2000. His past leadership roles include positions with the State Bar of California and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Rich joined the Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary this July. A former trial attorney at the Office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS, he was president of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel from 2008 to 2009.

Williamson spent 18 years in several roles with Pitney Bowes Inc., including seven years as a division president, before joining Centene Corporation, where he is senior vice president, secretary, and general counsel.

Posted on August 11, 2009