DHL In-house Legal Staff Matches with 10 Minority Mentees

John Kozyak, the Co-Founder of the KMMF, is thrilled to have matched 10 in-house lawyers from Deutsche Post DHL Group. Deutsche Post DHL Group is the leading global logistics company, offering a comprehensive range of parcel and international express service, freight transport, and supply chain management services, as well as e-commerce logistics solutions. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 570,000 people in over 220 countries and territories globally.  DHL maintains a worldwide legal department with many of its U.S. lawyers based in Plantation, Florida. All of DHL’s U.S. lawyers in Plantation, as well as lawyers in both D.C and Ohio, have agreed to mentor a minority student. The matched mentees are in either their 1st or 2nd year of law school at Florida A&M, the University of Florida, Nova Southeastern, the University of Miami, or Florida International University. John was able to match the students with lawyers who specialize in areas of the law they are interested in, including employment, corporate, litigation, data security, and transportation law. Of the initial group of mentees, seven are women, six are Black, and one is openly gay.   Most of the mentoring sessions have been 1:1 virtual meetings during the pandemic. However, DHL and KMMF are now planning to host group ZOOM meetings with all mentees/mentors and potentially an in-person event in the Spring who live in South Florida. Kevin Coles, General Counsel for DHL Americas, stated “DHL is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and one of the key pillars of our DEI program is mentorship. We are thrilled to partner with KMMF and even more excited to work with their talented group of law school students.”


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