It can be challenging to navigate vocabulary within the diversity and inclusion sphere, but language and terminology play a valuable role in driving inclusion.
For this year's Pride special, our theme is Home and Away, celebrating the LGBT+ community under COVID-19 restrictions. In our Pride podcast series we speak to LGBT+ legal professionals in different countries around the world to find out how the pandemic has affected them and how Pride is being marked this year. Our first podcast is a discussion with Heather Capell Bramble who lives in the United States.
Ewan Watson, a member of the Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee, hosts the podcast and is joined by fellow committee member Philipp Engel.
Heather Capell Bramble is a seasoned attorney and senior executive with almost 20 years of legal and management experience in government, private law firms, and politics. She is currently Senior Corporate Counsel for Global Product and Food Safety & Compliance at Amazon.com. Previously, Heather worked as a trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and also as Chief Counsel to the Commissioner at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.
She was a litigator and regulatory attorney at private law firms and a senior campaign manager in Hillary Clinton's 2008 political campaigns. Previously, she was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf and Venable law firms. She received her JD from the University of Texas Law School, her BA with Highest Honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and studied overseas in Israel. Heather lives in Washington, DC with her spouse, Jocelyn Bramble, and their two children.