Honors and Awards

Judge Nathaniel Jones Receives the 2016 Difference Makers Award by ABA GPSolo

Blank Rome Of Counsel Judge Nathaniel Jones, who served as the Firm’s first Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion, will be honored with the 2016 Difference Makers Award, given to extraordinary lawyers who “make a difference” by breaking down barriers for women, people of color, and people with disabilities, regardless of sexual orientation. The award is presented by the American Bar Association Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division (“ABA GPSolo”).

Other winners include Jill P. Meyer, President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Robert S. Tintner, Litigation Partner at Fox Rothschild, LLC, Angela Vigil, Partner and Executive Director of Baker & McKenzie, LLP, and William K. Weisenberg, Senior Policy Advisor to the Ohio State Bar Association.

The winners will be honored at an awards luncheon during the 2016 Solo & Small Firm Summit, held September 29 to October 1, 2016, at the Westin in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For more information on this award, please click here.

About Judge Jones

Judge Jones has been with Blank Rome since 2002 and previously served as the Firm’s first Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion.

2016 has been a banner year for Judge Jones. In May, he became the 12th recipient of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's International Freedom Conductor Award, which recognizes people who "exemplify the values of freedom and human rights worldwide.” The event was formally held in honor of Judge Jones’ 90th birthday on May 13. Further, Judge Jones’ memoir, Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America, was also released earlier this year.

To learn more on his recent International Freedom Conductor Award and life-long commitment to advancing freedom and human rights worldwide, please click here.