Young Conaway Welcomes Deborah R. Edwards, Esq. As Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

February 1, 2021DEI News


Young Conaway is pleased to welcome Deborah R. Edwards, Esquire as our firm’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She will join the firm on February 1, 2021.

Ms. Edwards has worked as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Seton Hall Law School for the past three years. Prior to academia, Ms. Edwards was the Executive Assistant Attorney General for the New Jersey Attorney General's Office. As Executive Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Edwards served as the third highest ranking official in an office of over 7000 employees, including criminal and civil attorneys and investigators, state troopers, and countless other professionals in ten distinct divisions. Ms. Edwards also previously served as the Attorney General's Chief of Staff and as Counsel to the Attorney General.

Ms. Edwards received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law.