Driving Diversity: Makiah Harper + Robert Dove Named Kegler Brown’s New DEI Committee Co-Chairs

Kegler Brown proudly announces the appointment of  Makiah Harper and Robert Dove as co-chairs of our Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Committee, spearheading our commitment to a more inclusive and diverse firm culture.

Makiah, an integral part of our team since 2022, specializes in corporate law, M+A, and franchising matters. Her expertise serves emerging and established businesses, offering strategic counsel on entity formation, tax structuring, and adept negotiation strategies. Her journey began at Kegler Brown as part of our Summer Associate program during law school.

Robert, the chair of our Gaming + Sports Betting practice, brings extensive experience representing local and national gaming clients and charitable organizations. Since joining us in 2018, his practice spans highly regulated industries, focusing on Public Utilities, Energy + Environmental needs, liquor license advisory, gaming, and collaborations with our Government Affairs team.

"Makiah and Robert are steering our vision, shaping a culture of respect," shared Chris Weber, the managing director at Kegler Brown. "They'll bring together different views, skills, and ideas, making us even better at serving clients and reaching our goals."

The Kegler Brown Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Committee aims to cultivate an environment mirroring the diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, and cultures in our community. We endeavor to foster inclusivity, providing a platform where everyone feels empowered to share their insights, experiences, and values, fostering a deep sense of pride, passion, and belonging among all members of our firm.