Honors and Awards

Cheryl S. Chang Named Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility Visionary by Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing

Blank Rome partner Cheryl S. Chang, who serves as vice chair of the Financial Institutions Litigation and Regulatory Compliance (“FILARC”) practice group and co-chair of BR United, has been named a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility ("DEIA") Visionary by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing.

The DEIA Visionaries were selected "based on submissions of hundreds of nominated DEIA professionals and experts" and consist of "the most prominent game changers and thought leaders in the business world today." According to Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing, the visionaries' work has "inspired Southern California and beyond" as they continue to provide guidance to their own organizations and the business community. The publication shared brief profiles for each honoree that highlights details about their careers and recent successes they’ve achieved. 

To view the DEIA Visionaries, please click here.

Cheryl's honoree profile, as published by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing, is copied in full below.

Cheryl Chang
Partner, Financial Institutions, Litigation and Regulatory Compliance
Blank Rome LLP

Cheryl Chang

An early champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, Cheryl Chang has served as co-chair of BR United since 2012, a firm affinity group forum for diverse attorneys and professionals to network and exchange ideas. In the last 18 months, she has led BR United and Blank Rome in discussions that explored difficult topics and proposed strategies to improve firm culture, awareness and action in light of social injustice and racial violence. Her leadership in this area spurred the firm to form subcommittees on improving diversity that have already resulted in positive changes and propelled the planning of Blank Rome’s first Diversity Summit in 2022. Chang is also a member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Marketing; Pro Bono; and Los Angeles Attorney Recruiting and Retention committees. Under her leadership, the office achieved 100% participation in pro bono activities and increased pro bono service hours threefold.