Director, Career Services & Diversity
Neil Dennis is the Director of Career Services & Diversity in Georgetown Law's Office of Career Services. His primary responsibilities include developing short and long-term goals for the office, and facilitating the execution of these goals, as well as supervising members of the staff regarding any tasks or initiatives that they need to implement. Mr. Dennis also advises both students and alumni on their career goals and development through one-on-one counseling and larger group presentations. As the diversity and inclusion representative of OCS, Mr. Dennis acts a liaison between the office, employers, and students. In this capacity he is responsible for distributing information to students regarding different programs and events catered towards diversifying the legal industry, as well as evaluating outside diversity programs in terms of compliance with the office's policy of inclusion. In addition to these duties, he develops diversity programs and networking events for his students and often advises employers on how to do the same. Mr. Dennis received his B.A., Honours from the University of Toronto and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Following law school, he practiced in the bankruptcy and general litigation groups of a mid-size New York law firm, clerked for the Honorable Arthur J. Gonzalez (ret.) in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, and then practiced in a large D.C.-based law firm where he focused predominantly on securities litigation, government enforcement, and white-collar defense. He also chaired and participated on boards of various bar associations including the Bar Association of D.C. Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the DC Bar's Election Board. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association, and has been invited to speak on numerous panels on a variety of topics pertaining to both diversity and legal careers in general.