Gender and diversity at our firm
- More than 40 percent of Pond Lehocky’s attorneys are female.
- More than 65 percent of Pond Lehocky’s staff are female.
- The majority of Pond Lehocky’s managers are women.
Our initiatives and efforts
Pond Lehocky works to promote gender equality and put its female attorneys in leadership positions—both at our law firm and in the overall legal community.
- Pond Lehocky recently was recognized for its attorney diversity for three straight years by The Legal Intelligencer.
- Associates Kajal Alemo, Danielle Webb, Ruxandra Osgood, and Erica Shikunov participated in a March roundtable discussion at the Women, Diversity & Change Summit in Philadelphia. The topic was “Women & Self Advocacy: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t”.
- The Firm recently named Associate Erica Shikunov as the head of the Firm’s employment law department.
- Last October, Associate Attorney Alexis Handrich participated in The Legal Intelligencer’s 2018 Women in the Law Roundtable. Associate Kajal Alemo participated in a previous roundtable discussion.
- Associates Melissa Chandy participated in the The Legal Intelligencer’s 2017 Diversity Roundtable.
- Last March, Associates Kajal Alemo, Ruxandra M. Osgood, Erica Shikunov and Danielle N. Webb spoke at the 2018 Women in Law & Leadership summit in Philadelphia.
- Associate Erica Shikunov authored an article providing needed perspective on the #metoo movement in the wake of the contentious Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh.
Women in leadership and law
Pond Lehocky acknowledges that there is still a long way to go in the fight for gender equality. However, Pond Lehocky is known for its commitment to workers and will continue to fight for hard-working Americans nationwide. Our law firm is also focusing on women’s issues and the law, including:
- Women’s rights in the workplace, particularly gender discrimination and sexual harassment
- Mass Torts affecting women, including litigation over Talc products that cause ovarian cancer, mesothelioma and other conditions
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