Stephen G. Dempsey
Sidley Austin LLP
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Director of Administration
Functional Area: Management
Year of Induction: 2010
501 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE
Stephen G. Dempsey has been involved in law firm management for more than 17 years. Throughout his career, Steve has looked beyond his own firm in helping to further the continued development of the profession as a leader in the profession’s Administrative and Management Association (ALA). His aggressive work in building awareness of the need for greater diversity within the legal community resulted in the creation of a special Diversity Committee within the Association of Legal Administrators to not only publicize the need for greater diversity, but helped develop Diversity Training Programs available to and utilized by chapters throughout the country. Steve’s work as chair of the Capital Chapter’s Salary Survey Committee helped to develop nationwide standards on position titles and descriptions to help better manage the administrative operations of law firms.
Furthering his own commitment to diversity, Steve has been an active marathon runner, (including multiple Marine Corp marathons), where he has used his running to bring in critical funds to further research into finding a cure for AIDS and in bringing in funds to help projects like the Abundance Fund.
Steve truly represents what a law firm executive can do to help the profession as a whole and to make the community as a whole more aware of and appreciative of what commitment and dedication can do for the betterment of everyone.