The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has a new general counsel - Kim Keenan, who has served as president of both the National Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar.
The youngest attorney and second woman to hold this position, Keenan is described as "a leader, a trailblazer and a clear voice for the cause of justice and equality" by NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.
“Her exceptional skills as a litigator will strengthen NAACP’s ability to continue our historic role of using the law to advance the goals of social justice and transform our nation for the better,” he said in a written statement.
Previously, she was the principal of the Keenan Firm in Washington, D.C., focused on complex medical malpractice litigation, mediation and arbitration, litigation consulting and public speaking. She also serves on the senior adjunct faculty of George Washington University Law Center, where she co-teaches trial and pretrial advocacy and has been a commentator for Fox News.
Based in Baltimore, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, with more than 500,000 members.