Asker A. Saeed is a Vice President at Robert Half Legal’s Consulting Solutions division. Based in Hartford, Connecticut with a primary focus on the tri-state area, greater New England, and Toronto, Canada, he collaborates with law firms and in-house legal departments to develop cost effective project based staffing, management, and consulting solutions.
Prior to joining Robert Half Legal, he was the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Day Pitney, LLP, a northeast regional large full service law firm. In that role he served as the firm’s primary thought leader, ambassador, and advocate on diversity, inclusion, and equity, both at the firm and the greater legal community. He was primarily responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s strategic diversity and inclusion plan and worked closely with the firm’s Women Working Together™, Day Pitney Attorneys of Color, and Day Pitney Alliance initiatives.
Mr. Saeed joined Day Pitney from United Technologies Corporation where he most recently served as Vice President – Customer Business, Commercial at IAE International Aero Engines, a Pratt & Whitney joint venture.
Mr. Saeed started his legal career as an attorney at two large northeast regional law firms and Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engines division. Prior to entering the legal profession, he was a Sales Manager with a large computer and electronics retailer based in Canada.
Mr. Saeed has been a frequent speaker on diversity and career development issues, both locally and nationally, and has presented on topics such as “Diversity Best Practices,” “Charting Your Own Course,” “Succeeding Within Firm and Corporate Cultures,” “the Work/Life Balance” and “How to Advance and Make an Impact as an In-House Lawyer. ”He has also been involved in a number of community-based initiatives, including serving on the board (and later as merger counsel) of Asian Family Services, Inc., a social services and mental health provider working within lower income Asian communities in the greater Hartford area; the National Conference for Community and Justice of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts; and the Second Century Fund of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library. He was also involved in efforts to form an Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission in the State of Connecticut.