With the encouragement of a mentor, Trimmier went from a segregated high school to Harvard College and Harvard Law School and became the first African-American Partner in the history of Ropes and Gray. He helped elevate the careers of women, minorities and those who came from less affluent backgrounds. We will continue to support this work to make professional firm partnerships more diverse. He inspired others to believe that through a commitment to hard work, educational achievement and training, their goals could be achieved. His values of integrity, discipline, self-motivation, ambition and an enduring passion for life offer a guide for how we, too, can be our best and make a difference in the world.
Together, we can continue Roscoe’s message and legacy and broaden opportunities for all. Thank you for joining us.