“Individuals with diverse backgrounds have different experiences, they have different approaches to a topic. And from my perspective, different is better.”

Matt Lepore, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at BASF, answers questions on Diversity & Inclusion including who should be championing change, the many benefits of diverse teams and how crafting an inclusive environment is more important than numbers.

This is the first episode with DLA Piper in which we shine a spotlight on General Counsel as they answer YOUR questions.

Matt Lepore was Corporate Secretary & Chief Governance Counsel for Pfizer Inc., New York. Before Pfizer, Lepore was a partner at the law firm DLA Piper, and prior to that he was a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice. Matt received his J.D. from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; and his B.S. from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.