Timothy Wilkins

Tim leads Freshfields’ global practice on client sustainability. He is the first black partner in the US offices and has pioneered numerous initiatives to support black colleagues and people of color at his firm, including co-founding the Global Black Affinity Network; establishing a 12-year running mentoring program for NYC public high school students to provide college prep and professional experiences with international lawyers; and launching a Diversity Film Series that included a firmwide Black History Month film premier. Tim works to support black and minority ethnic communities more broadly through his board positions with the NYC Economic Development Association (appointed by the Mayor), New York Public Radio (Vice-Chair), and New York Public Theatre (Co-chair of Governance). He also co-founded the New York Circular City Initiative, a program to develop a circular economic system that promotes greater employment and a greener environment for the city, including its less advantaged neighborhoods.

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