Gallagher is known as a champion for social justice and for Baltimore itself, and for its unusually collaborative internal culture. A diverse and inclusive workforce is a natural outgrowth of these values. Throughout 2017, the firm has embarked on a strategic planning mission, identifying goals and priorities for the next 3-5 years. Advancing an initiative focused on diversity and inclusion has been identified as a priority by virtually every member of the planning committee, from associates to senior partners. In addition to our desire to strengthen our firm internally with an increased number of professionals from diverse backgrounds, we believe that a more diverse and inclusive firm will enrich the quality of services provided to our clients. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee was formed to help us reach these goals.
The Committee is chaired by Camille Parker, a partner in the firm’s Public Finance and Commercial and Real Estate Lending Groups. Camille heads a committee of six attorneys, including the firm’s managing partner and administrative partner. Together, these attorneys will:
- Work with firm leadership to identify objectives and strategies for recruiting, developing and retaining minority and diverse attorneys and other professionals;
- Develop initiatives to ensure that our objectives are met on a consistent and ongoing basis; and
- Communicate information on the firm’s diversity initiatives internally, as well as to law schools and our clients.
For more information, contact Camille Parker at email@example.com or 410-347-1866.