Cornell Boggs featured in Lawdragon’s “Lawyer Limelight: Cornell Boggs”Lawdragon 09/16/20
Below is an excerpt:
Cornell Boggs recently joined Quarles & Brady as Of Counsel and Senior Strategic Advisor. The dual position is perfectly suited to Boggs, whose career trajectory has always taken two interwoven paths (with some strategic offshoots): more traditional in-house counsel positions, along with an increasingly important role as a leader for lawyers with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and corporate responsibility.
Boggs was General Counsel at both Toys “R” Us and Dow Corning, handling legal and government affairs. Before that, he was the Chief Responsibility and Ethics Officer for MillerCoors. He started out as a clerk for the Court of Appeals of Indiana, then served in the Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General’s Honor Program.
Growing up in the segregated South, Boggs had an instinct early on to form relationships, seek out mentors, and learn from the best in order to build a robust career for himself. Equally, it’s always been part of his ethos to stretch out his hand for the next generation of professionals to start their own climb.
The common thread throughout his expansive legal career has been Boggs’ lifelong drive to champion diversity in the legal and business worlds, leveling the playing field for underrepresented communities and creating opportunities for them to rise through the ranks.