Frost Brown Todd (FBT) Pittsburgh Associate Derrick L. Maultsby, Jr. is one of only 20 attorneys nationwide to be picked for the National Bar Association’s (NBA) Associate Advancement Academy for Excellence. Launched in 2021, the Academy aims to provide professional development to advance the careers of Black attorneys from Am Law 200 firms. It is a year-long program in which attorneys learn skills that are vital for successful progression within their practice.
“Since joining FBT in November, Derrick has shown a strong desire to become an accomplished corporate attorney and demonstrated a keen entrepreneurial spirit that has helped grow a client base for him and FBT,” said Pittsburgh Member-in-Charge Jordan Blask. “He is the founder of the Pittsburgh Tech Legal Clinic, was integral in leading FBT’s efforts during this year’s Black Tech Week conference in Cincinnati, and was named a 2022 ‘Lawyer on the Fast Track’ by Law.com. We are excited for him to have the opportunity to participate in the NBA Advancement Academy and for the impact it will have on his career and our firm.”
Maultsby will be assigned an NBA mentor and will participate in monthly educational and networking opportunities with other Academy fellows. The program will cover everything from the anatomy of a big law firm and accounting 101 to building your internal and external brand, maintaining physical and mental health, and using legal skills to benefit the Black community.
“Derrick’s selection for this fantastic opportunity is yet another example of our commitment to ensuring Frost Brown Todd and all of our teammates have the best opportunities to learn and grow as people and professionals,” said FBT Chief Diversity Officer Chris Johnson. “It’s also a prime example of how we as a firm both define and practice inclusion. Any opportunities that allow our teammates to shine are a win-win and make us a better firm.”