DFOY Welcomes New Board Members

Directions For Our Youth is pleased to welcome Kim Conroy and Lucius T. Outlaw III to the Board of Directors. Governance Committee Chair, Thelma Ofori shared: “We are excited to have Kim and Lucius join the DFOY community and provide their years of experience and leadership to the organization. Beyond their professional expertise, Kim and Lucius are both dedicated to public service and like our participants and alumni, they are Agents of Change. I know they are both eager to serve our families.”
Kim Conroy

Kim Conroy is a Partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres where her practice focuses on high-stakes complex civil litigation and investigations. Kim represents numerous investment firms and hedge funds, financial institutions, corporations and individuals in a wide range of disputes, including securities, fraud and business matters, with extensive experience handling large complex disputes in state and federal civil and bankruptcy courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitrations. Kim has been recognized as a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine and a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. In addition to her work with DFOY, she was also instrumental in organizing a Latin Dance Party fundraiser at The Copacabana in Manhattan, raising significant funds for Puerto Ricans in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

“I am excited to leverage both my personal and professional experience to create opportunity for DFOY and the families we serve. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, my work with the Latinx community here in New York City to support Puerto Rico opened my eyes to the importance of leadership. It is a cliché, but today’s youth are truly our future. DFOY’s commitment to community and creating 21st-century citizens has never been more important, and I look forward to being a part of our shared mission for many years.”
Lucius T. Outlaw III

Lucius T. Outlaw III is an associate professor of law at Howard University School of Law. In addition to teaching criminal law and justice courses, Professor Outlaw is the supervising attorney of the law school’s Criminal Justice Clinic, where students represent indigent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in D.C. Superior Court. Directly before joining the law school, Professor Outlaw was an Assistant Federal Public Defender with the Federal Public Defender’s Office of Maryland for eight years. Professor Outlaw started his legal career as an associate with Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, D.C. (2001-2004) and then was named Partner at Mayer Brown LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Professor Outlaw is a graduate of Wesleyan University (B.A.), the George Washington School of Political Management (M.A.), and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.).

“For more than a decade, I have dedicated my professional and personal interests to keeping communities intact and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that leaves many communities without leadership. I have seen first-hand the difference young people can make through my work with law students. As a member of the DFOY board, making sure program participants get the most of their education ensures more students from historically under-served communities will have opportunities to make a difference. I am excited to help open doors for them.”
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