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Stradley Ronon Attorneys Present Webinar on Uncovering and Repairing Racial Bias Within Your Organization

July 13, 2020
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Partners Jonathan Bloom and Danielle Banks served as speakers to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), on July 9, in a webinar titled, “Get Out of Your Own Comfort Zone: Repairing the Implicit and Overt Racial Bias in your Organization.” The ACC sought this to address this issue head-on following the racial consciousness that has swept across the country in recent months, sparked by the outrage that began on the streets of Minneapolis. The presentation provided viewers with honest and difficult insight on how to help uncover and repair both the subtle and not-so-subtle racism that may be deeply embedded within an organization.

Bloom, Chair of Stradley’s employment and labor practice group, represents public and private companies, governmental entities and executives in all aspects of employment law and litigation. He has an active practice representing parties in “employee departure” matters, litigating non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality issues. Bloom is actively involved in Meritas, an international affiliation of law firms in 200 markets in the United States and worldwide, and currently serves as Chair of its Race and Equality Committee. He previously served as a member of the Meritas Board of Directors and on its Executive Committee for eight years.
Banks, is a partner in Stradley’s employment and labor group and a member of firm’s Diversity Committee. She devotes a significant amount of her practice to defending businesses, universities and governmental entities against employment discrimination claims. Banks also regularly counsels clients on issues of race, diversity and inclusion. Banks served as co-President of the Board of Directors of the Phila. Diversity Law Group, and currently serves as a member of that Board. Banks is a frequent lecturer on a variety of employment, race and diversity topics.

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Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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