I, Grant Palmer, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment

  • Highlight and celebrate the legacy of our founders who formed Blank Rome because of religious discrimination and who committed to creating a work-place where everyone is provided with support to achieve success in an environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. 
  • Implement developmental programming for leaders at all levels of the firm to broaden perspectives and enhance focus on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Engage the senior leaders on our Executive Committee, Partner Board, Lawyer Promotion Committee, and Distribution Committee in our diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Provide monthly metrics to Executive Committee on diversity in the law firm and present reports on diversity metrics and initiatives to the Executive Committee no less than quarterly
  • Meet regularly with (i) our Director of Diversity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and Affinity Groups to actively support diversity and inclusion efforts throughout the firm (ii) the firm’s LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders regarding firm D&I initiatives, and (iii) all of our diverse colleagues to listen to their concerns and ideas
  • Promote programs for sponsorship and allyship through the firm for the advancement of diverse colleagues

Organizational Commitment

  • Implement enhanced programming to support business development and client relationship enhancement for diverse attorneys throughout the firm  
  • Maintain and improve programs to ensure fair allocation of work opportunities and career development for diverse attorneys
  • Develop enhanced programs in the firm for professional development, support, mentoring and sponsorship of diverse colleagues to ensure a workplace where everyone can reach their goals
  • Create opportunities for open conversations throughout the law firm about issues impacting diverse colleagues
  • Provide opportunities for diverse lawyers and professional staff to advance in leadership in our firm
  • Expand our recruiting and hiring efforts at every level to increase our hiring of top diverse talent in our attorney ranks and professional staff including expansion of our Blank Rome Scholars Program
  • Centralize diversity and inclusion resources and tools for easy accessibility and to encourage continued learning

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