The Diversity Committee serves in an advisory capacity, and includes representatives from across the Firm's various practice groups and geographies. The Diversity Committee meets quarterly to discuss diversity activities and events, provides input on recruiting and retention programs, integration of diversity into the firm's business plan, and communication on diversity both internally and externally.
Current members of Blank Rome's Diversity Committee:
CO-CHAIRS Christopher A. Lewis Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion, Partner, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee Deborah A. Franzblau Partner, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, Co-chair of the LGBT Affinity Group EX-OFFICIO Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones Of Counsel, Cincinnati, OH Mark Blondman Partner, Washington, DC Julie Dressing Chief Human Resources Officer, Washington, DC Brooke Iley Partner, Washington, DC Ori Portnoy Director of Professional Development and Training, New York, NY Donna Branca Director of Strategic Leadership, Philadelphia, PA FLORIDA Jose Riguera Of Counsel, Fort Lauderdale HOUSTON Abdul Abdullahi Associate Susan Bickley Partner Jeremy Herschaft Partner Russell Wong Partner LOS ANGELES Cheryl Chang Partner, Co-Chair, Attorneys of Color Affinity Group Joseph Doloboff Partner Jason Kim Partner NEW YORK Beth Bernstein Associate, Co-Chair, LGBT Affinity Group Morgan Mouchette Associate, Co-Chair, Attorneys of Color Affinity Group Mayling Blanco Partner Kathleen Cunningham Partner, Co-Chair, Hiring Committee Diana Eng Of Counsel, Vice-Chair, Attorneys of Color Affinity Group Michael Scheffler Partner Deborah Skakel Partner Samantha Wallack Partner, Vice-Chair, Women's Steering Committee PHILADELPHIA Lisa Casey Partner, Chair, Women's Forum Yelena Barychev Partner Linsey Bozzelli Partner Sophia Lee Partner Mark Rabinowitz Partner, Co-Chair, Hiring Committee Greg Vizza Associate PRINCETON Nikhil Heble Partner Adrienne Rogove Partner WASHINGTON Charles Monterio Partner Gabriella Ziccarelli Associate WILMINGTON Victoria Guilfoyle Associate