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. The firm is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys and staff, resulting in a variety of perspectives that benefits the firm, our clients and the communities in which we practice.
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.
The Associates Development Committee provides the firm's associates with mentorship, through the buddy/mentor program, educational opportunities and social activities and stresses the importance of work in our community.
The firm's Associates Group was founded on four primary components:
The Caregivers Affinity Group empowers and provides resources and support for all employees who are also caregivers. Parents, children caring for aging parents and individuals caring for family or friends share information and common experiences as well as learn about firm benefits and receive education on relevant topics to support them in their caregiving responsibilities.
UPLIFT is a non-attorney network for professional development. Through the work of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and feedback from many of our staff, this affinity group has been created. We have found there is a strong interest and desire for more opportunities that focus on professional networking, growth and development. The purpose of UPLIFT is to bring non-attorneys together who share a common interest in learning and developing skills, such as networking, communication, presentation and leadership skills. This forum provides interactive and quarterly topics that benefit everyone regardless of their role.
The People of Color Affinity Group was created for personnel of color and brings together people from across the entire firm to celebrate, educate and support the unique experiences of employees of color in the workplace. It builds on our firm’s continued focus to foster equity and inclusion for all firm personnel as well as the success of our firm’s existing affinity groups, the Women’s Alliance, Caregivers and UPLIFT.
Led by Laura Johnson, the Gordon Feinblatt’s Women Alliance unifies the firm's women attorneys, clients and contacts for various networking, leadership and professional development opportunities. The firm's women attorneys and women staff 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:
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: