Nixon Peabody has appointed Rekha Chiruvolu as the firm’s chief diversity officer, replacing former CDO Joe Ortego, who is now the firm’s Diversity Partner

Chiruvolu was previously the firm’s director of diversity, equity and inclusion for six years. Her new role will allow her to oversee the firm’s strategic, client-facing initiatives as it looks to partner with more diversity-minded clients this year. She will also oversee the firm’s participation in Diversity Lab’s Move the Needle Fund.