Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Blank Rome’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is composed of representatives from across our Firm’s various practice groups and geographies.

Serving in an advisory capacity, our committee meets quarterly to discuss diversity and inclusion activities and events, provide input on recruiting and retention programs, incorporate diversity initiatives into our Firm’s business plan, and communicate diversity and inclusion developments, both internally and externally.

Members of Blank Rome's Diversity and Inclusion Committee:

CHAIRS

Sophia Lee 

Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Emeritus

James D. Kelly

Partner and Co-Chair, Washington, D.C., Office

James J. Barnes

Partner

DIRECTOR

Krystal Studavent Ramsey

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

CHICAGO

Paige Barr Tinkham

Partner

HOUSTON

Jeremy Herschaft

Partner

Domingo LLagostera

Partner

LOS ANGELES

Shadi Enos Jahangir

Partner

Linda Kornfeld

Partner

Jason Kim

Partner

NEW YORK

Will Anthony

Partner

Diana Eng

Partner

Norm Heller

Partner

PHILADELPHIA

Melanie Carter

Partner

PITTSBURGH

Jayme Butcher

Partner

TAMPA

Michelle Gervais

Partner

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Dominique Casimir

Partner

Brett Snyder

Partner

WILMINGTON

Tori Guilfoyle

Partner

EX OFFICIO

Alan Hoffman

Chairman

Grant Palmer

Managing Partner and CEO

EMERITUS

Sophia Lee

Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Emeritus

STRATEGIC ADVISERS

Lisa Bochner

Director of Business Development

Donna Branca

Director of Strategic Leadership

Beth A. Friel

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ori Portnoy

Chief Legal Talent Officer

Jim Stapleton
 
Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer 
 
Kate Tavella
 

Senior Director of Communications

Josh Troy

Director of Attorney Professional Development

Cassandra Walker

Senior Graphic Design Specialist