Principal Eric Casher and Diversity Fellow Victoria Ayeni Recognized as “Gamechangers”
Meyers Nave proudly announces that UC Hastings College of the Law selected Principal Eric Casher and Diversity Fellow Victoria Ayeni among a special group of past and present students who are “Gamechangers” that “impact local, national and global policy and law.”
In the interview with UC Hastings titled “Maximum Impact at the Forefront for Eric Casher,” Eric describes the force that drives his passion for law — “I ask myself how can I be most impactful? What I love the most about practicing law is that there are so many ways to have an impact and make a difference in people’s lives. Whether it’s helping to shape and implement law and policy on the local and State level or helping to preserve the rights of individuals in a way that can literally change and save lives. That’s part of the reason I decided to get into the area of law I’m practicing now, being a City Attorney and representing public agencies. There’s law and policy at a macro level with the federal government, but the rubber really meets the road with local government.”
Please click here to read Eric’s complete interview.
In 2016, Meyers Nave announced our new Diversity Fellowship Program that promotes diversity throughout the legal profession by helping to build a pipeline of diverse attorneys at the law school level. UC Hastings’ selection of Victoria as a “Gamechanger” is described in an interview article titled “2L Victoria Ayeni is Committed to Diversifying the Legal Profession.” The article describes Victoria as “a fierce advocate for diversity in the legal field” and notes that she “worked as a summer associate and diversity fellow at Meyers Nave.” In the article, Eric Casher explains that “Victoria attended our diversity committee meetings and had thoughtful input, whether we were looking at internal policies or a more macro level. She’s genuinely committed to promoting diversity in the profession.”
Please click here to read Victoria’s interview and learn about her plan to make her mark as a litigator for change — “Litigation is a place where you can make change because you’re creating precedent. You can start small but then ultimately have larger impact.”