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Kirkland Hicks Selected One of the Most Influential Black Lawyers

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Global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) announced today that Kirkland Hicks, the company’s general counsel, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers featured list. The African-American-lifestyle magazine named Hicks to a list that consists of top partners from leading national law firms and corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies. Savoy recognized Hicks for his excellence and success within private industry and among corporate professionals. The full listing appears in Savoy’s spring issue.

“We are pleased Kirkland has been designated a top performer in his field and congratulate him on this prestigious honor that deservedly recognizes his dedication to innovation, commitment to excellence and work to expand diversity in the legal profession,” said John Haley, Towers Watson’s chief executive officer.

Hicks, a 15-year veteran of Towers Watson, is responsible for the company’s legal, governance and compliance affairs. Previously, he served as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council for the Americas; managing counsel, Commercial Americas, with responsibility for legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, commercial operations and corporate transactions; and global head of Commercial Law. Prior to his tenure with Towers Watson, Hicks held positions as an attorney with major law firms in Washington, D.C.

Savoy is proud to recognize Kirkland Hicks for his achievement and leadership,” said L.P. Green II, publisher, Savoy Magazine. “This is the definitive and most comprehensive list of black lawyers compiled within the last five years, and we’re proud to share Kirkland’s impact with our readers.”

About Towers Watson

Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 15,000 associates around the world, the company offers consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Learn more at

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