Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nalty Bio
www.kathleennaltyconsulting.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
7887 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 1100 Denver, Colorado 80111 | 303.770.2563
Kathleen Nalty is President of her own consulting company. She
is a nationally-recognized expert in strategies for creating cultures of
inclusion to retain and advance talent, particularly in legal
organizations. She specializes in helping organizations identify
systemic issues that cause higher attrition rates for people in under-
Kathleen has devoted her entire career to her passion for diversity,
civil rights, and inclusion. She founded the Center for Legal
Inclusiveness (CLI) in Denver, Colorado and led the nonprofit as its
Executive Director from October 2007 through January 2013. In this
role, Kathleen developed the only “how to” manual for legal
organizations that has a comprehensive step-by-step process for
removing hidden barriers to retention and creating an inclusive
workplace. From 2008-2013, she assisted over two dozen legal organizations in their implementation of
inclusiveness initiatives, including 16 law firms, 8 government legal offices, and the legal departments of
Walmart, CenturyLink, Xcel Energy, and DaVita. In 2012, Kathleen led 10 half-day training sessions across
the U.S. on diversity and inclusion for the Minority Corporate
Counsel Association as part of its new Academy for Diversity &
Currently, Kathleen is working with several law firms, corporate law
departments (including Dow Corning, Hewlett Packard, ConAgra),
and government law offices to create inclusiveness initiatives.
Kathleen also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of
Denver Sturm College of Law School where she teaches a course
on diversity and inclusion. She recently published a “how to” book
for law firm leaders entitled Going “All-In” on Diversity and
Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook that includes new
tools for advancing diversity and inclusion.
Kathleen received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her
J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School. She started her
legal career as a law clerk to a federal district court judge in Denver.
She was then selected to participate in the Attorney General’s
Honors Program at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington,
D.C. As a federal civil right prosecutor in the Criminal Section of the
Civil Rights Division, Kathleen worked on cases involving hate
crimes, police brutality, and slavery.
After returning to Colorado, Kathleen continued to pursue her passion for civil rights and diversity by
cofounding a hate violence task force and a regional legal diversity job fair. She also worked for the
University of Denver (DU) Sturm College of Law as a Consultant in the Career Development Office where
she specialized in assisting employers and students with diversity programs and initiatives.
Kathleen has received awards for her ground-breaking work in diversity and inclusion from several
organizations, including the Colorado Women’s Business Chamber, Colorado & Denver Bar Associations,
Colorado GLBT Bar Association, Sam Cary Bar Association, Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar
Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Foundation, and the Denver Urban Debate League.