Diversity & Inclusion
We understand that fostering a diverse workplace is not only the right thing to do, but it is also good for business. Our firm has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and we consider it to be one of the main contributors to our success. We extend this knowledge and expertise to our clients and professional contacts as we are passionate about encouraging a range of experience and thought in the wider legal and business communities. Our lawyers also contribute considerable time and energy to an array of non-profit and civic endeavors around diversity and inclusion, including holding leadership roles in organizations locally and nationally such as, The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Ellevate Network, PHL Diversity, Women Owned Law, Women Presidents’ Organization, and The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc., among others.
Diversity & Inclusion Training
We regularly provide training and advice to clients on fostering diversity and inclusion within their organizations. We have provided training to multiple privately and publicly-held companies on employee compliance with municipal employment laws particularly relating to hiring and firing, maternity leave, race and gender discrimination, LGBTQ rights, accommodations for disabled veterans, and potential employees with criminal records.
We have also represented numerous institutions in connection with counseling, training and investigations, including sensitive disciplinary matters involving alleged sexual misconduct and assault. We have worked with institutions to strengthen the way they handle these matters to be equitable to all parties and reduces their legal exposure. We have also provided individualized training to employees, faculty, staff, and students about institutional obligations under Title IX. Through our interactive and rigorous training program we prepare institutions to comply with their legal obligations, address the tough questions, and help them make informed decisions to manage risk.