Honors and Awards

Nathaniel R. Jones Named One of the “Most Influential Black Lawyers” by Savoy Magazine


Blank Rome Of Counsel Nathaniel R. Jones has been honored as one Savoy Magazine’s “2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers.” The list includes top black lawyers within national law firms, as well as corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 corporations, who are widely recognized for their professional accomplishments, protection of rights, and community service.

The magazine highlights Judge Jones’ stellar career, including his efforts towards ending school segregation in the northern United States, his work with the first democratic elections in South Africa, and his position as the NAACP’s general counsel. To read Judge Jones’ article, please click here.

As Blank Rome’s first Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion, Judge Jones led the Firm’s commitment to recruit, hire, promote, and retain talent from diverse background and experiences to enhance service to clients and the community.

For more information on the complete list, please visit www.savoynetwork.com.

About Blank Rome’s Diversity Committee
Blank Rome's diversity and inclusion goal is threefold: (1) to make Blank Rome a place where everyone can do their best work; (2) to make Blank Rome a place where everyone can bring their "whole selves" to work; and (3) to attract and harness diverse talents and competencies to enhance the Firm's client service. The team working on the diversity initiatives reports directly to the chairman and managing partner. With the support of Blank Rome's Diversity Cabinet, the Firm's Chief Officer of Diversity & Inclusion, and the Firm's Diversity Program Specialist, the Committee carries out initiatives to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion. These initiatives include recruiting and mentoring, opportunities for networking, participation in programs for career development and advancement, and outreach to the communities in which we have a presence.