Firm Inclusion

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Gordon Feinblatt is dedicated to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, promotes equality, and engenders mutual respect, thereby creating a culture of inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to excel and thrive. Gordon Feinblatt is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting diverse attorneys and staff, thereby resulting in a variety of perspectives that benefits the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we practice.

Personnel Resource Groups

Gordon Feinblatt recognizes the importance of fostering an environment where personnel with common interests, goals, and ideologies can come together for networking opportunities, to support each other, and to help drive positive change within an organization.

Gordon Feinblatt’s Women's Alliance

Led by Michele Walsh, the Gordon Feinblatt’s Women Alliance unifies the Firm's women attorneys, clients and contacts for a variety of networking, leadership and professional development opportunities.  The Firm's women attorneys meet regularly for lunch and host other events to strengthen the personal and professional relationships among each other and with our women clients and contacts.

Our women attorneys are also actively involved in a number of women's professional and civic organizations including:

  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland
  • CREWBaltimore
  • Executive Alliance (formerly Network 2000)
  • Professional Women in Building Council of Maryland
  • Women Environmental Litigators of the Environmental Litigation Commitee of the American Bar Association
  • Women United of United Way of Central Maryland
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland

Gordon Feinblatt’s Associates Group

    The Associates Development Committee provides the Firm's Associates with mentorship, through the buddy/mentor program, educational opportunities, social activities and stresses the importance of work in our community. 

    The Firm's Associates Group was founded on four primary components:

    • Mentorship: Through the Buddy/Mentor program, Associates are paired with Members with whom they meet on a regular basis.  Our Associates have dedicated resources within the Firm to advise them on a range of professional and legal topics.
    • Educational Opportunities: Sara Witman, Director of Research Services, provides weekly Associates Breakfasts on specific research topics. Lunch program educational topics have included education on networking, how to present interesting cases/projects, Freestate Justice Training Session for name changes, how to manage money and investing to learning about Baltimore, and hearing from a local District Court judge.
    • Social Enrichment: Our Associates have collaborated in a cooking class, attended an Orioles game, and met for happy hours with their mentors and buddies.
    • Community Outreach: In carrying forward the principles started by our Firm’s founding partners, the Associates have learned about the importance of board participation and have worked hands-on with several organizations including Habitat for Humanity and Helping Up Mission.

    Connecting Events

    An important aspect of cultivating an inclusive workplace is providing opportunities for personnel to interact with each other outside of the daily routine.  We are committed to developing cohesiveness among our personnel, which we believe is an advantage for the Firm, as well as for our individuals.  We encourage attorneys and staff to participate in any number of events and activities throughout the year, including:

    • Numerous firm-sponsored volunteer opportunities
    • Family days
    • Join the Gordon Feinblatt softball team (Go Gophers!) 
    • Happy hours
    • All attorney lunches
    • Staff Appreciation Day

    2017 Gordon Feinblatt Gophers

    Gordon Feinblatt Associates Group at a Baltimore Brigade Game