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Qualcomm chief to be honored by civil rights committee

Qualcomm Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Paul E. Jacobs will receive the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s annual Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award for exemplary corporate leadership in advancing equal opportunity and diversity.

The black-tie gala, themed “Innovation Accelerated by Diversity,” will be held Sept. 16 in New York City.

The Higginbotham Corporate Leadership Award, named in honor of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr., a pioneering civil rights advocate, author and federal appeals court judge, was established in 2000.