Tracey West: Executive Director

Tracey West

Boston, MA — Tracey West, a nationally-known diversity, equity, and inclusion leader who has extensive experience in DEI best practices in the legal profession, has joined Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) as Executive Director. BLG supports its members’ efforts to identify, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color. West’s leadership will play a pivotal role in furthering BLG's ongoing mission to become the primary resource for attracting attorneys of color to Boston and helping diverse attorneys thrive in the community.

Under West's leadership, BLG plans to expand its successful programming ¬– which includes an annual job fair, summer internship program, mentorship program, mock interview training, and social skills development – to further establish itself as a resource for attracting diverse talent to Boston. BLG will also enhance its positioning as a support system for attorneys navigating their careers and the city through new relationships with similar organizations within other fields, including other nonprofit organizations and an expanded outreach effort to corporate law offices and government agencies.

Previously, West was a Senior Consultant at Loeb Leadership and before that served as Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WilmerHale law firm. She spent nearly 20 years at Boston College Law School, most recently as Associate Dean of External Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, which was a first-of-its-kind position at a U.S. law school.

West began her career as a civil and criminal trial lawyer and spent 12 years in the private and public sectors. She recently completed a two-year term as Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion section.

Founded in 1986, the Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) was established by 13 Boston law firms with the mission to support the efforts of its member organizations to identify, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color. Since then, BLG has seen its membership grow to more than 40 organizations, including law firms, corporate law offices, and government agencies. For more information, visit