Brooks Pierce Attorneys Participate in NCBA Diversity & Inclusion Symposium


Brooks Pierce attorneys Haniya H. Mir and Justin N. Outling will participate in panel discussions at the North Carolina Bar Association’s third biennial Diversity & Inclusion Symposium on Sept. 30.

Mir, a partner at Brooks Pierce, will participate in a discussion titled, “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Legal Profession in North Carolina: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Outling, also a partner and the director of diversity & inclusion, will join a panel on “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Across Practice Areas in North Carolina.”

The symposium is designed to advance the conversation from diversity to the full inclusion of minority attorneys and professionals in all aspects of the legal profession. While created to give minority attorneys a space to share experiences and be energized with new ideas on how to thrive in legal environments, this symposium also seeks to create a new lens for all attorneys and legal professionals to better understand diversity and inclusion issues and offers tools and strategies they can take back to their respective law firms, corporations and organizations.

Mir is a transactional attorney and focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters, including corporate governance, entity formation and commercial contracts. She represents businessess of all sizes and works closely with clients to provide thorough, timely counsel through a host of complex corporate transactions. Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, she practiced at K&L Gates LLP in Raleigh, advising public and private companies on transactional and corporate governance matters.

Outling has successfully defended clients in a variety of matters, including breach of contract, unfair competition and trade practices, fraud, shareholder disputes and commercial financing. Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, he practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP in New York City, where he represented financial institutions and multinational corporations in securities and other complex litigation, as well as in criminal and regulatory matters.

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