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LegalShield Appoints Melvin C. Hall and Deborah D. McWhinney to its Board of Directors

December 2nd, 2020

LegalShield has appointed 2 new members to its Board of Directors: Deborah D. McWhinney is a business leader, board member and champion of financial services innovation; and Melvin C. Hall is a civil rights lawyer, author and board member of The Innocence Project, to its board of directors.  

“LegalShield is driven to create a world where access to justice and security are equal for every human,” said LegalShield CEO Jeff Bell. “Debby and Melvin bring the right experience and passion to help us achieve both our corporate and societal goals. Melvin possesses a wealth of insights gained from his service as an assistant district attorney and through his many years of raising awareness on civil rights issues and practicing civil rights law. Debby, in addition to her financial expertise and knowledge of the cybersecurity industry, joins us with an impressive record in advancing women’s workplace equality.”

About Deborah D. McWhinney  

McWhinney’s career has been spent in financial services and technology.  She has a history of creating fast growing, highly scalable and profitable businesses.  Equally important, she has been instrumental in designing successful programs to help companies quickly move the needle on gender diversity.   She is on several corporate boards and serves as a Trustee of Caltech and the Institute for Defense Analyses.   

About Melvin C. Hall

Hall is a shareholder partner with the legal firm of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis. In addition to his law practice, he is a nationally sought-after speaker and lecturer on employment law and civil rights issues. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma lecturing on employment law and the civil rights movement, and serves on numerous boards including the Arvest Bank Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) Board of Advocates, and the Board of Visitors of the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

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