Blank Rome Hosts Book Signing Receptions in Honor of Judge Nathaniel Jones’ Memoir, Answering the Call
Blank Rome's New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. offices
Blank Rome LLP hosted three book signing and cocktail receptions for Blank Rome Of Counsel Judge Nathaniel Jones, who previously served as the Firm’s first Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion, in honor of the publication of his memoir, Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America. The receptions were held in Blank Rome’s New York City office on September 14, in the Firm’s Philadelphia office on November 30, and in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office on December 1. The book signing receptions all received outstanding turnouts, with numerous staff members, Firm clients, and federal and state judges (current and retired) attending.
Judge Jones’ memoir, published in April 2016, is described by the publisher as “an extraordinary eyewitness account from an unsung hero of the battle for racial equality in America.” It was recently announced that Judge Jones is nominated for a NAACP Image Award in the "Literature: Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Auto-Biography" category for Answering the Call.
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Judge Nathaniel Jones (center) with Blank Rome Partner Sophia Lee and Chairman and Managing Partner Alan Hoffman at the Philadelphia book signing reception for his memoir, Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America.
About Judge Jones
Judge Jones has been with Blank Rome since 2002 and previously served as the Firm’s first Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion. He formerly served as general counsel to the NAACP and as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
2016 has been a banner year for Judge Jones. In May, he became the 12th recipient of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's International Freedom Conductor Award, which recognizes people who "exemplify the values of freedom and human rights worldwide.” The event was formally held in honor of Judge Jones’ 90th birthday on May 13. Earlier this year, in recognition of Judge Jones’ lifelong commitment to the battle for civil rights, the NAACP awarded him its 2016 Spingarn Medal. Further, in October he was honored with the 2016 Difference Makers Award by the American Bar Association, given to extraordinary lawyers who “make a difference” by breaking down barriers for women, people of color, and people with disabilities and regardless of sexual orientation.