Harris Beach PLLC has named Partner H. Todd Bullard as co-chair of the Harris Beach Council on Inclusion and Diversity, a working group of partners, attorneys and professional staff that advises the firm on creating a more equitable workplace, profession and society.
Todd leads the Harris Beach Diversity Compliance Practice Group, which provides business and government entities with compliance advice related to New York state and federal law and applicable municipal minority- and women-owned business enterprise requirements. Todd works with minority- and women-owned businesses on obtaining their New York state MWBE certifications, and counsels government contractors and local governments on MWBE compliance and procurement issues.
Todd has a legacy of service to the greater Rochester community. Formerly an elected official, he served in the Monroe County Legislature and was the leader of the Democratic caucus during his tenure. Todd has also served as a board member of USNY Bank, a community bank based in Geneva, New York; and on the boards of organizations such as the Urban League of Rochester, Action for a Better Community and Legal Aid Society.
In 2020, Todd was named by City & State New York, a statewide media organization, to its Responsible 100 List of the state’s most outstanding corporate citizens. In 2019, Lawyers of Color named Todd as one of the nation’s best attorneys for his noteworthy accomplishments and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Pioneer Award from the Rochester Black Bar Association.
Todd is one of the original members of the Harris Beach Council on Inclusion and Diversity, founded in 2005.
He serves as co-chair with Harris Beach Chief Administrative Officer Kimberly A. Swetland. Kim works with the leadership of Harris Beach on the continued growth of the firm by facilitating the recruitment and integration of lateral attorneys and mergers. She also oversees operations of Harris Beach’s regional offices.
Todd is also a member of the Harris Beach Business and Commercial Litigation and Public Finance and Economic Development practice groups, as well as the firm’s Municipalities and Local Agencies Industry Team.
Harris Beach respects and encourages the contributions of diverse individuals to empower the workforce and foster innovative approaches that enhance the services we provide to clients. Our mission is to excel as a leading legal and professional services firm with a multicultural approach that reflects and builds upon the growing diversity of the communities and clients we serve.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 210 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.