First Class of Diverse Attorneys Complete Jon Gray Lawyers Leadership Academy

Four Shook, Hardy & Bacon lawyers will graduate from the firm’s inaugural The Honorable Jon Gray Lawyers Leadership Academy, April 20, 2022. Recognizing the value of a diverse workforce, Shook created the professional development program and selected Partner Jon Gray as its namesake. Gray served more than 20 years as a circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit in Missouri before joining Shook in 2007.

“We are excited to see this first class complete the program, and we look forward to celebrating the next chapters in their legal careers,” said Shook Chair Madeleine McDonough. “When you bring together a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, you foster even greater creativity and innovation for our clients. Naming the program after Judge Gray, a passionate trailblazer in both the legal profession and in public service, is a fitting way to honor his many contributions.”