Bonnie Mayfield, a member of Bloomfield Hills-based Dykema’s litigation practice, was elected to the International Association of Defense Counsel board of directors, while also being recognized for her contributions to the association. She is the first African-American woman to become a board member.
“It is absolutely phenomenal to be a member of an organization whose members, leaders, and staff take palpable actions to ensure diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, stateside and abroad,” she says.
In addition, IADC presented Mayfield with its Richard L. Neumeier Excellence in Service Award. She is the fourth recipient of this award.
Mayfield has held several leadership roles within IADC’s diversity and inclusion committee including committee chair, vice chair of programs, and vice chair of initiatives. She has also served as chair of the IADC’s employment law committee and its vice chair of webinars.
The IADC works to enhance the development of skills, professionalism, and camaraderie of its members and their clients.
As a member of the organization, Mayfield has participated in multiple program conceptions. Her most recent concept was the launch of the IADC Diversity and Inclusion Award, which recognizes an individual, group, organization, company, or country that advocates for diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
Mayfield is a first-chair trial and appellate lawyer. Her practice focuses on employment discrimination, labor, hybrid §301, retaliation, wage and hour, whistleblower, tort, product liability, and commercial matters. Among her other responsibilities, she advises and counsels clients on administrative, internal, and labor matters.
Mayfield received her bachelor’s degree from Dillard University in Louisiana, and her juris doctor degree from New York University School of Law.