Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass is president and founder of the Bass Institute for Diversity and Inclusion, and was a prominent attorney with a career spanning 38 years. In 2018, she founded the Bass Institute, which works with senior management in businesses around the world to create effective strategies to retain women throughout their careers and elevate them to senior management roles. Hilarie speaks on a variety of topics, including gender parity, implicit bias, leadership, and more. She is an advocate for expanding the ranks of women leaders at corporations, nonprofits and other institutions.

During her career as a litigator, Hilarie became one of the most recognized attorneys in the United States, having served as co-president of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig from 2013 to 2018 and as president of the American Bar Association (ABA) from September 2017 to August 2018.

Hilarie is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the current Chair-Elect for University of Miami’s Board of Trustees, and was consistently ranked among the top US lawyers by Chambers USA Guide, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon 500, Legal 500 United States, Florida Trendmagazine’s “Legal Elite,” Super Lawyers, and many others.

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Guest Appearances
June 10, 2019

Wisdom from Immediate Past ABA President Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass talks about her career highlights and gives advice to today’s law students.

January 28, 2019

ABA Midyear Meeting 2019: The Working Group to Advance Wellbeing in the Legal Profession

Hilarie Bass, Terry Harrell, and John Berry talk about their involvement in the ABA’s Working Group to Advance Wellbeing in the Legal Profession.

August 7, 2018

ABA Annual Meeting 2018: The Legacy of Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass talks about some of the initiatives that defined her presidency.

July 25, 2018

#182: The State of the Legal Profession, with Hilarie Bass

Hilarie Bass talks about some of issues facing the legal industry in 2018 and how the ABA is responding those issues.

June 11, 2018

Attending the ABA Annual Meeting? Here’s a sneak peek

This August, lawyers from around the country will come to Chicago for the ABA Annual Meeting. Wondering whether to make the trip yourself?

March 9, 2018

ABA 2018 Paris Sessions

ABA President Hilarie Bass announces the ABA's 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

February 5, 2018

ABA Midyear 2018: President Hilarie Bass on Homeless Youth, Women in Law, and Education

Hilarie Bass, President of the ABA, talks about the issues she has focused on during her presidency like women leaving the profession, homeless youth, and attorney wellness.

August 15, 2017

ABA Annual Meeting 2017: Welcoming ABA President Hilarie Bass

In this On The Road report from ABA Annual Meeting 2017, new ABA President Hilarie Bass talks about handling criticism and the initiatives she’s taking on.