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.
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, social activities and stresses the importance of work in our community.
The Firm's Associates Group was founded on four primary components:
UPLIFT is a non-attorney network for professional development. Through the work of our Diversity & 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.
Led by Laura Johnson and Chastity Threadcraft, 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:
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: