Offit Kurman Launches Two Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
For Immediate Release Maple Lawn, MD | April 11, 2016 Offit Kurman is proud to demonstrate our support for diversity and inclusion with the announcement of two firm-wide initiatives: the Diversity Committee and Women In Law and Leadership (WILL). Led internally by two teams of attorneys, these programs represent the interests of Offit Kurman’s diverse group of attorneys and staff, who embody various racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, and gender identities. Established in 2015, both the Diversity Committee and Women In Law and Leadership network encourage diversity in our workplace, promote inclusion, and provide growth opportunities for all employees. It Offit Kurman’s goal to demographically reflect the communities in which we practice and the clients whom we serve. Offit Kurman instituted the Diversity Committee to identify and recruit successful attorneys of all races, religions, and sexual and gender identities. The Committee also provides opportunities and support for these attorneys once they are a part of our team. The Committee meets on a recurring basis to discuss action items and diversity activities in which the firm can participate. The founding members of the Committee are Howard Kurman, David Coaxum, Rajiv Goel, Jeanna Lam, Laura Rubenstein, and Revée Walters. Through Women in Law and Leadership, the women attorneys at Offit Kurman meet regularly to foster a like-minded network built on collaborative support. At these meetings, our attorneys communicate their successes and learn from each other’s experiences in the legal profession. Together, they attend workshops and seminars and coordinate guest lecturers throughout Offit Kurman’s office locations. WILL members share a passion for the law, community leadership, and collective impact. “It is increasingly important for our firm to support the goals of diversity in the workplace,” said Offit Kurman co-founder Howard Kurman, a member of the Diversity Committee. “In the last several years the firm has undergone exponential growth in both our attorney and non-attorney staff. The Management Committee has long recognized that diversity and inclusion initiatives are corollary to our growth. Moreover, it is imperative that the people at our firm resemble the manifold regions, neighborhoods, and communities we serve.” “I am gratified by the work our firm has done to bring inclusion to the forefront,” added Laura Rubenstein, Chair of Offit Kurman’s Labor and Employment Law Group, and another member of the Diversity Committee and Women in Law and Leadership. “Supporting diversity is not only the right thing to do for our team members and clients, but also strategically significant regarding recruitment and the ongoing development of our attorneys and staff.” For more information, visit Offit Kurman’s Diversity and Inclusion page.
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