DuPont Vice President and Assistant General Counsel Hinton J. Lucas, Jr. recently was honored by several prominent organizations for his leadership in promoting and fostering diversity in the legal profession.
During Black History Month, Hinton was recognized for his selfless commitment to advancing the legal profession, serving the community and being a champion for greater inclusion of minority and women lawyers. He made the “On Being a Black Lawyer Power 100" list of the Most Influential Black Lawyers in the U.S. and was one of three recipients of the national Diversity Vanguard Award by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York City. On February 15th, Hinton received local recognition as this year’s honoree at Delaware Technical and Community College’s African-American History Celebration.
Hinton’s leadership at DuPont has brought changes affecting people of color at every level of the company. He has shaped our Core Value of Respect for People, worked to develop and encourage compliance with EEOC regulations, and has been a resource for all employees when there is a question of rights and fairness.
Hinton has been at DuPont for 32 years, and his leadership ability was one of the criteria that led him to become the first person of color in DuPont history to be elevated to Legal management in 1993. He then created awareness on a local and national level of the benefits of a diverse legal department. While DuPont has appreciated his numerous contributions through the years, we are proud that his legacy is recognized in Wilmington and nationally.