Blank Rome Named to Exelon’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Honor Roll for Second Year in the Row
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that our firm was named to Exelon’s 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Honor Roll, marking the second year in a row that our firm has been recognized for our efforts to include women and people of color in key roles on Exelon’s account teams as well as our strategic initiatives that highlight the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Blank Rome is notably one of six law firms honored in this year’s select list of 38 companies.
“We are honored to once again be named to our valued client Exelon’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Honor Roll,” said Grant S. Palmer, Blank Rome’s Managing Partner and CEO. “Throughout our longstanding relationship, Blank Rome has shared Exelon’s commitment to fostering a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through innovative programs and partnerships. We look forward to continuing to advance our mission in achieving these important goals and affecting positive change in our workplaces, industries, and beyond.”
Notably, earlier this summer, Blank Rome signed on to participate in Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification process, which measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, attorneys of color, attorneys with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ attorneys for governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Our firm also pledged support of the Houston Bar Association Gender Fairness Commitment Statement, which asks law firms, legal departments, and other institutions to take concrete action to advance gender equity in the legal profession.
As a result of these initiatives as well as our leadership in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, Blank Rome has achieved numerous recognitions in 2021, including Seramount’s (formerly Working Mother) Best Law Firms for Women for the fifth year, Yale Law Women’s Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report for the fourth year in a row, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the sixth year in a row.