Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Blank Rome's Diversity and Inclusion Committee is comprised 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:

CO-CHAIRS
Sophia Lee 

Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Carlos Ortiz

Partner

 
HOUSTON
Jeremy Herschaft Partner
Liz Klingensmith Partner
Domingo Llagostera Partner
 
LOS ANGELES
Shadi Enos Jahangir Partner
Jason Kim Partner
Linda Kornfeld Partner
 
NEW YORK
Mayling Blanco Partner
Michael Scheffler Partner
 
PHILADELPHIA
Yelena Barychev Partner
Lisa Casey Spaniel Partner
James Giles  Of Counsel
Mark Lee Partner
Charles Marion Partner
 
PITTSBURGH
Eddie Edwards Of Counsel
   
PRINCETON  
Adrienne Rogove Partner
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.
James Kelly  Partner
John Gibbons Partner
 
WILMINGTON
Victoria Guilfoyle Partner
EX-OFFICIO
Alan Hoffman Chairman
Grant Palmer Managing Partner and CEO
Brooke Iley Partner
Kathleen Cunningham Partner
Mark Rabinowitz Partner
Julie Dressing Chief Human Resources Officer
Donna Branca Director of Strategic Leadership
Ori Portnoy Director of Professional Development and Training
Lisa Bochner  Director of Business Development
Karyn Cleveland-Barnes Diversity Programs Specialist
Ellisa Cruz Communications Coordinator 
   
EMERITUS  
Susan Bickley Partner
Deborah Franzblau Partner
Nathaniel Jones Of Counsel
Christopher Lewis Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer