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Susan Bickley Honored with Houston Bar Association’s Prestigious Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Award

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Susan L. Bickley, who serves as chair of the firm’s Houston office, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Houston Bar Association’s Justice Ruby Kless Sondock Award, which recognizes a woman lawyer or judge for a record of exceptional achievement and leadership in the law.

Blank Rome Joins Mansfield Rule 5.0, Continuing Longstanding Partnership with Diversity Lab

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that our firm has 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.

Cheryl S. Chang Honored as “Woman to Watch of the Year” by Los Angeles Business Journal

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Cheryl S. Chang, who serves as co-vice chair of the firm’s Consumer Finance Litigation practice group, was selected as the “Woman to Watch of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, as part of their Women’s Leadership Series & Awards 2021 honoring the “terrific women leaders within the Los Angeles business community.”

Women’s Resilience, Resourcefulness and Relationships Provide the Foundation for Pandemic Recovery

As numerous reports confirm, during the pandemic women have shouldered a greater share of domestic responsibilities, in addition to their jobs. A recent McKinsey study found mothers are more than three times as likely to meet the majority of the demands for housework and caregiving during the pandemic, compared with fathers. The burden is even greater if a woman works from home. We have all either experienced or heard about the exhausting task of trying to “balance” the roles of parent, teacher, cook, daycare worker, maid, and breadwinner during the past 15 months.

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