Sohail Ali is Partner at DLA Piper and is interviewed by Melting Scot Director, Junaid Ashraf. He graduated with a First from Oxford University and has been promoted to Partner at one of the largest international law firms in the world at the age of 37.
His promotion makes him the first ever South Asian or Muslim lawyer to be promoted to Partner in his practice area at the firm anywhere in UK or Europe. The accomplishment is particularly impressive as DLA Piper, a US$ 4.5 billion turnover business, which traces its roots back over 200 years, has almost 100 offices located in more than 40 countries throughout the world.
Sohail discusses diversity in thought and leadership within the law sector, his work as one of the founders and a steering committee member of Mosaic, a race and ethnicity network at his firm and his involvement in a ‘reverse mentoring’ programme at the firm where he mentored the Senior Partner and Global Co-Chairman on issues related to diversity and inclusion.