Iveliz R. Crespo (They/Them) is Reed Smith's Senior Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor, serving as Deputy to the firm’s Chief Diversity Officer. Iveliz aids Reed Smith’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community.
Iveliz joined Reed Smith after serving as the City of Philadelphia Law Department’s first-ever director of professional development, diversity and inclusion, where they had the unique opportunity to both develop and implement large-scale diversity programming. Iveliz has an extensive background developing and facilitating both subject matter and competency-based diversity and inclusion trainings for a wide range of internal and external audiences including clients, in house counsel, corporate executives, law students, government officials, judges, local-area nonprofits and law firms.
Prior to entering the Diversity and Inclusion field, Iveliz worked as a civil litigator in various non-profits representing some of the most marginalized communities. They have advocated on behalf of migrant farmworkers and LGBT clients, representing them in civil rights, human trafficking, and employment law matters