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Law Firm Associates Have Never Had a First Year Like the Last. Here's What Some Learned.

The water cooler, coffee machine and elevator have acquired near mythic status for those young attorneys who started Big Law careers in the COVID-era and have barely, if ever, stepped foot inside their firms’ offices.

Instead of chance encounters, they’ve experienced first years, conducted entirely virtually, that have been distinguished by intentionality. Relationship building, for better or worse, has taken place via screens.

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Journeys to Equity: Caroline Powell Donelan on Being Heard

Blank Rome Partner Caroline Powell Donelan, who serves as co-chair of the firm's General Litigation practice group, was interviewed on Women, Diversity and Change Podcast, hosted by Steve Camac, President of CenterForce USA. In this episode, Caroline discusses how being harassed as a summer intern at a former workplace informed her ideas on the importance of self-advocacy, diversity at the leadership level, and mandatory training for all.

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 strat

Blank Rome Pledges Support of Houston Bar Association’s 2021 Gender Fairness Commitment Statement

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has pledged support of the Houston Bar Association (“HBA”) 2021 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.

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