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July 2017

Gordon & Rees Boston Office Sponsors the Boston Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Annual Reception

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani's Boston office sponsored the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Annual Reception at Boston College on June 16, 2017. Boston attorneys Jim Messenger, Saraa Basaria, and Ashley Andrade attended the event on behalf of the firm. 

The event celebrated the organization’s 49th anniversary and honored James D. Gallagher, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of John Hancock/Manulife Financial, with the organization’s Founders’ Award. Guests also heard from Mya Cook and Deanna Cook who shared their story of confronting racism at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. More than 300 guests attended the event which raised $171,500.

Gordon & Rees' Boston office actively supports the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.

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About GRSM Diversity

Gordon & Rees launched a new strategic plan more than 10 years ago that called for growth across the country. We knew our growth could be a catalyst to build on our culture of inclusion. At the time, there were few models to follow, so we charted our own course. Since launching the plan, we have grown our headcount by more than 300 percent and added more than 20 offices. We grew by being vigilant about inclusiveness in hiring, mentoring, retaining, and promoting.

Our strategy has produced wonderful results in the areas of diversity and inclusion, particularly in firm leadership. A case in point is our growth rate of office managing partners. We have increased the number of our diverse and women office managing partners at more than six times the rate of our office openings. 

In May 2017, Gordon & Rees was ranked No. 32 on The American Lawyer's 2017 Diversity Scorecard. The firm was also ranked No.19 for diversity among partners and No. 53 for minority representation among equity partners. During the past 10 years, the firm has climbed nearly 100 spots on the Diversity Scorecard. 

At Gordon & Rees, inclusion is something that starts at the top and we are proud that our firm leadership reflects our culture.

For more about GRSM Diversity, please click here.

 

Ashley A. Andrade
James L. Messenger


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