Partner Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle Named 2024 LCLD Fellow

Bailey & Glasser, LLP is excited to announce that partner Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle has been named a 2024 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow. The year-long Fellows Program positions distinguished attorneys from diverse backgrounds for leadership positions within legal organizations through relationship building and executive coaching. Learn more about the LCLD Fellows Program here.

Ms. Rochelle is a litigator with over 17 years of experience and leadership representing individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases, catastrophic injuries or deaths, and defective products. She is equally dedicated to community advocacy and volunteers with various organizations to help protect the civil justice system and the vulnerable.

“The LCLD program supports Fellows Program participants to ascend and excel in positions of leadership within the legal profession to increase inclusiveness at all levels,” Ms. Rochelle said. “I am excited to connect with and learn from like-minded diverse professionals and am looking forward to bringing these resources back to Bailey Glasser.”

Read the full announcement here.

#LCLD #Diversity #DEI #BaileyGlasser

Panida Anderson Moderates Virtual Panel: “How to Find a Lawyer,” on Friday, July 21, 2023

Bailey Glasser lawyer Panida Anderson, immediate past President of the Thai American Bar Association, Panida Anderson will moderate a virtual panel called “How to Find a Lawyer,” hosted in collaboration with the Thai Embassy, the Thai American Bar Association, the Thai Community Development Center, and the Thai American Samakkee Coalition.

This webinar will be hosted in the Thai language and will focus on how to research and find an attorney. The virtual event will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 3pm EST, featuring immigration attorneys Phatchara Udomsin and Tammy Sumontha. For more information, click here.

Happy Pride Month from BG

Happy Pride Month 2023 from our diverse community here at Bailey & Glasser, LLP.

“During Pride Month, we honor a movement that has grown stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive with every passing year,” reads President Biden’s 2023 Presidential Proclamation. “Pride is a celebration of generations of LGBTQI+ people who have fought bravely to live openly and authentically. And it is a reminder that we still have generational work to do to ensure that everyone enjoys the full promise of equity, dignity, protection, and freedom.” For the full statement from President Biden, visit here.

Pride Month is currently celebrated in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, where gay citizens fought back against the police who raided the Stonewall Inn. The police hauled employees and patrons from the bar, and the patrons and neighborhood residents fought back, resulting in six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

According to the Library of Congress, Pride Month “celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” For more information, visit here.

Throughout June, we’ll reflect on pivotal milestones in the struggle for LGBTQ+ equality. Tenacity, strength, and yes – pride – continues to be very necessary in these times. Pride Month is an important reminder of the sacrifices and courage of many LGBTQ+ trailblazers to the cause of equality and provides an occasion to reflect on their invaluable contributions to creating a more inclusive and just society for us all. #PrideMonth2023 #equality #loveislove #saygay

Congratulations to our 2023 LCLD Pathfinder – Panida Anderson

Bailey & Glasser, LLP would like to congratulate attorney Panida Anderson on being named a 2023 Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder. Ms. Anderson practices consumer protection, class action, and employment litigation with a particular focus on representing consumers in class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). She is also the immediate past President of the National Thai American Bar Association (TABA), which facilitates the professional development of its members and increases access to legal services for the greater Thai community.

LCLD is an organization made up of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, who have pledged themselves to create a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. LCLD’s programs are designed to “attract, inspire, and nurture” talent and promote inclusiveness within these organizations and in the participants’ circles of influence, thereby creating a new and more diverse generation of attorneys.

The Pathfinder Program is designed for diverse, high-potential, early-career attorneys at LCLD Member organizations. As a Pathfinder, Ms. Anderson will gain practical tools for developing and leveraging internal professional networks, leadership skills, and career development strategies specific to law firm practice.

“The LCLD program encourages Pathfinders to embrace our diversity and show up as our full selves.” Ms. Anderson said. “It teaches communication skills so that we can be better advocates and team players. Being able to network and become friends with like-minded diverse professionals is invaluable, and I appreciate Bailey Glasser for nominating me to be this year’s Pathfinder.”

After completing the seven-month program, Ms. Anderson will join fellow Bailey Glasser attorneys Jade Smith-Williams and Britney Littles as LCLD Alumni Program members.

Bailey Glasser became an LCLD member firm in 2022, with founding partner Benjamin Bailey as LCLD “Leader at the Front” and partner Cary Joshi as 2022 LCLD Fellow.

Learn more about the LCLD Pathfinder Program here.

BG Video Celebration of Women’s History Month 2023

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.” Serena Williams.

Here at Bailey Glasser, we’re committed to shining a light on the amazing contributions of women and throughout March, we’ve highlighted a selection of women in history who create, inspire, empower, and make positive change in this world; not just this month, but every month. To wrap up this year’s celebration, we’ve created a celebratory video that includes remarkable women recognized during both Women’s History Month and Black History Month, as well as favorite inspirational quotes from some of the fearless women here at Bailey Glasser.

Embracing Equity on International Women’s Day 2023

Today is International Women’s Day, a commemoration that first began in 1911, and is a global celebration recognizing the achievements made by women across the world, acknowledging the work that must still be done to continue advancing equality and equity forward. This year’s theme is “Embrace Equity.” Have you ever thought about how equity is actually different than equality? Equality means each individual or group of people is given the same resources or opportunities. While equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and needs, and allocates the right resources and exact opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. It is a concept acknowledging our common goal of being recognized and included, and as articulated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg: “We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society, understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good.”

To learn more about International Women’s Day and this year’s theme about Embracing Equity, please visit here.

Honoring Black History Month

Every February, Bailey Glasser honors Black History Month. As part of our commemoration, we post all month long across our social media channels a selection of Black Americans who made impactful contributions in all the states where our law firm have offices. Please enjoy this short video that highlight’s this year’s social media posts for this important month.

As noted at the end of this video: ”Won’t it be wonderful when Black history and Native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” Maya Angelou

BG’s 2022 In Review

Passionately practicing law while doing good work for our clients and communities is at the heart of what we do here at BG.

In our “2022 In Review” newsletter, we highlight the work we’ve done for our valued clients (including a sneak peek of a couple of early 2023 successes), introduce our new partners and associates, and spotlight our pro bono work and diversity initiatives. Thank you for taking just a few moments to flip through its pages – we hope you enjoy it.

Click on the link here to open the newsletter in a beautiful magazine-style flippable format.

Bailey Glasser Lends A Helping Hand To A DC Entrepreneur

Congratulations to DC entrepreneur Skyler Kelley for securing lease rights to open a new Brij Coffeehouse kiosk at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Drawing upon her lived experience as an unhoused single mother, Skyler’s vision includes reinvesting a portion of Brij’s earnings in the community through nonprofits that help neighbors in need. Skyler is passionate about eradicating homelessness and bridging gaps among D.C.’s diverse community. Bailey Glasser attorneys Kurt Gleeson, Michael Murphy, Lorren Patterson, and Greg Payton were delighted to work with Skyler on a pro bono basis to secure the lease and handle several corporate organizational matters for her company.

Bailey Glasser Named NLJ Elite Trial Lawyer 2022 Diversity Initiative Finalist

Bailey Glasser was a National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers 2022 Diversity Initiative finalist, and we were honored to have been selected. Bailey Glasser is deeply committed to the continued success of the diverse attorneys and staff at our firm, as well as to supporting the success of diverse attorneys across the profession. We also know there is more work to be done. We are proud to be one of only 26 law firms nationwide to achieve the first ever Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification from the Diversity Lab, and we are a law firm member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Bailey Glasser attorneys Trish Kipnis and Britney Littles discussed Bailey Glasser’s commitment to diversity with Tasha Norman at the Elite Trial Lawyers Awards dinner which you can view here.

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