At the Women in Law Summit Series Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership virtual conference, Goldberg Segalla’s Caroline J. Berdzik is a panelist on a session devoted to the #MeToo movement, centering on inclusion strategies and what law firms and corporations can do to help. The panel, “#MeToo – Moving Beyond the Hashtag and Enlisting Men to Become Ambassadors for Change,” focuses on how to identity male allies, engagement strategies, how to self-advocate to get buy-in from others, and tips and success stories. For more information on the event, visit cf-conferences.com.
Our Diversity Task Force, which includes members of our Facilitation Committee, conceptualizes and implements diversity-focused programs, and gives diversity a voice in our decision-making at the highest level. The individuals on this task force share the firm’s strong commitment to increasing diversity, and they use their unique experiences and backgrounds to support and advance that goal. Many of the members of the firm’s Diversity Task Force have also been recognized for their efforts in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the broader legal and business community.
Most recently, Caroline J. Berdzik, a partner based in Goldberg Segalla’s Princeton office and a member of the firm’s most senior leadership, was named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2020 list of “Top Women in Law,” which recognizes female attorneys who have influenced the legal profession. Caroline was selected for her leadership at Goldberg Segalla, in the fields of employment and labor and health care law, and as an advocate for women in business.
In June 2020, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) presented Goldberg Segalla’s Joseph M. Hanna, chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment and Retail and Hospitality groups, with its sixth Annual Rick Palmore LCLD Alumni Award. Named for Rick Palmore, whose career-long commitment to diversity in the legal profession led to the founding of LCLD in 2009, this award is the highest honor given by a growing community of more than 2,600 LCLD Alumni.
David Y. Choi, co-chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Cannabis and Hemp Law practice and a leader in the firm’s Management and Professional Liability practice, was selected among 10 outstanding Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) members to join the 2021 Diversity Leadership & Mentoring Program (LAMP) Cohort. LAMP is a one-year leadership development program for PLUS members from diverse and traditionally under-represented groups within the professional liability insurance industry.
The Next Step is a podcast written, presented, and produced by the women of Goldberg Segalla. In collaboration with the firm’s Women’s Initiative, this podcast touches on topics such as personal and professional growth and success in the workplace. This episode features GS attorneys who are heavily involved with their communities, and how that has contributed to their success here at Goldberg Segalla.
Goldberg Segalla’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is strong, sincere, and a critical component of our firm’s mission and culture. We are proud to receive consistent regional and national recognition for the innovative programs we have developed and the results we have been able to achieve—both within our own firm and across the wider business and legal communities.