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Danielle Banks Receives Philadelphia Bar Association’s Prestigious Business Law Section Albert S. Dandridge, III Diversity Award

February 11, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon is pleased to announce Danielle Banks will receive the Albert S. Dandridge, III Diversity Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Business Law Section at a special reception on Feb. 13.

The award is to publicly acknowledge, recognize and honor an individual or entity that (i) has demonstrated a strong commitment and has made a substantial contribution in the Philadelphia area, to diversity, and (ii) promotes full and equal participation and inclusion in the legal profession. The award is accompanied by a donation made on the recipient’s behalf to an entity that embodies the Business Law Section’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The award was named for Albert S. Dandridge, III, a former Business Law Section Chair and 2013 Vice Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, who was a driving force behind the drafting, adoption and implementation of the Business Law Section’s Diversity Plan.

Banks, a partner in the firm’s employment and labor group and a member of the Diversity Committee, devotes a significant amount of her practice to defending businesses, universities and governmental entities against employment discrimination claims.

Among her many activities in the community, Banks is a board member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group (PDLG) and served as co-president from 2010 to 2012. She is also the former chair of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Diversity Award Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association and immediate past chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

A known leader in the legal field, Banks was recognized by the National Diversity Council with their coveted Most Powerful & Influential Women award and was named by The Legal Intelligencer as Diverse Attorney of the Year. She also received the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia J. Austin Norris Award, which celebrates attorneys who commit to advancing black professionals in the Philadelphia legal community.

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