Doneene Keemer Damon, Esq., executive vice president of Richards, Layton & Finger and chair of Christiana Care Health System’s Board of Directors, has received the annual Thurgood Marshall Award from the Delaware Barristers Association. The award honors a dynamic and progressive leader of the Delaware bar who has demonstrated a tireless commitment to improving and facilitating the administration of justice for all.
“Our new Board chair, Doneene Damon, exemplifies leadership,” said Janice E. Nevin, M.D., MPH, president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System. “I am grateful that Doneene’s extraordinary commitment to our community includes Christiana Care.”
Currently vice chair and director of diversity of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Securitization and Structured Finance Committee, Damon has held numerous leadership positions in the state and national bar. In the past decade she has also served on the boards of over a dozen charitable, legal and community organizations, including on the Delaware Community Foundation Board of Directors and on the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Her many professional accolades include the ABA’s prestigious Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award, the National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Woman of the Year Circle, the National Diversity Council Leadership Excellence in the Law Award, the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Leadership in Law Award, and the International Women’s Review Board for Excellence in Law. Damon has also been chosen as a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and was recently elected to the American Law Institute.