On September 26, 2019, Kelley Drye's Diversity Speaker Series featured Jim Rowader, Vice President and General Counsel of Employee and Labor Relations at Target.  Held in conjunction with Kelley Drye's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Rowader spoke about his background and upbringing, his advocacy role at Target, and the importance of inclusion.  He also offered insights on gender diversity and the need for access and equity in the practice.  Video-conferenced across all Kelley Drye offices, Mr. Rowader's presentation was very well received.

Target is the 8th largest retailer in the U.S., with more than 1,850 stores.  In his role, Mr. Rowader leads a department of roughly 65 team members.  He is an active member of the National and Minnesota Hispanic Bar Associations.