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Adjunct Professor and Moritz alum Karim Ali, ’03, featured in Columbus Business First for work at Porter Wright, LGBTQ inclusiveness

June 4, 2021 | Faculty

Moritz alum and Adjunct Professor Karim Ali (’03) was recently featured in an article by Columbus Business First titled, “Porter Wright launches LGTBQ-focused business practice group.”

“I was very concerned about being an out attorney at a large Columbus law firm,“ said Ali, who is now Porter Wright’s chief diversity officer.

In the years since, he said, “a lot has changed.”

For instance, Ali wouldn’t have imagined back then that Porter Wright would one day launch an LGBTQ business practice group, a cross-disciplinary group of about 10 attorneys who will work to provide legal services to the LQBTQ business community across all of Porter Wright’s offices.

“That to me shows a lot about the progress that we’ve been able to make over the years,” Ali said. “There’s always room for improvement, but this is another opportunity to say to our clients that we’re serious about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

Ali, who started at Porter Wright as an Associate in 2007, is now a Partner in charge of Professional Personnel. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Talladega College in 1996 before graduating from Moritz in 2003.