The Past, Present and Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through the Eyes of Our Pioneers
February 24, 2022
| Duane Morris LLP
Duane Morris LLP presented a Black History Month panel discussion, The Past, Present and Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through the Eyes of Our Pioneers, on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.
About the Program
In celebration of Black History Month, Duane Morris proudly presents a panel discussion featuring Black pioneers of Duane Morris LLP: Two current partners, two alumni, one human resources director and numerous firsts. Nolan N. Atkinson Jr. and Robert L. Archie Jr. were the first Black lawyers to make partner at Duane Morris. Paulette Brown is a former Duane Morris partner and is the first woman of color to serve as president of the American Bar Association. Chanel N. Bell is the director of human resources at Duane Morris LLP and is the first Black woman to serve in that role. Dawnn E. Briddell is the first Black woman to serve as president of the Camden County Bar Association. These are just some of the accomplishments of our impressive panel and moderators, who are all forging new paths in the legal industry and clearing the way for the next generation. The pioneering panel will share insights, experiences and perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and at Duane Morris. Topics of discussion include the how each panelist began their legal careers, the progress achieved, what obstacles remain, what opportunities are emerging and what we can each do to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal community.
Joseph K. West, Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Duane Morris LLP
Dawnn E. Briddell, Associate, Duane Morris LLP; President, Camden County Bar Association
Angela Moore, Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP
Robert L. Archie, Jr., Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr., Former Partner and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Duane Morris LLP; former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, City of Philadelphia
Chanel Bell, Director of Human Resources, Duane Morris LLP
Paulette Brown, Former Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Locke Lord; former President, American Bar Association; Creator, ABA Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission; former Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Terrance J. Evans, Partner and Co-Leader, Banking and Finance Group, Duane Morris LLP; President, Charles Houston Bar Association; Deputy Director, Region 9 National Bar Association