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Diversity Matters - Vol. 2016, Issue 1

Volume 2016, Issue 1

Welcome to the 2016 edition of Diversity Matters. In this edition, you will read about the changes to WIN as we thank Maria Feeley for her leadership over the last three years, the election of Tambry Bradford to the partnership in our Los Angeles office, and the various events and activities of our affinity groups.

The Veterans Group provided us with phenomenal presentations by veterans in our community. Pepper Pride facilitated discussion on issues surrounding the right to marry. The African-American/Black Affinity Group is proud to salute Michael Reed, who received the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. And the Pepper Latina/o Caucus supported associate Daniel La Luz’s mentoring and guidance of a young Philadelphia teen as part of our pipeline efforts.

This July, we again brought together our firm, clients and community members for our annual diversity event to address fostering greater diversity and inclusion in the legal field. Lastly, we committed to providing implicit bias training to all of our partners and of counsel in an effort to continue to make our firm a better place to work and to provide the best representation for our clients. Dr. Arin N. Reeves of Nextions Presentations & Dialogue Facilitation Services will begin training Pepper attorneys on implicit bias this fall. Dr. Reeves is one of the leading legal diversity and inclusion consultants who specifically addresses implicit bias.

The material in this publication was created as of the date set forth above and is based on laws, court decisions, administrative rulings and congressional materials that existed at that time, and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinions on specific facts. The information in this publication is not intended to create, and the transmission and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship.