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Hodgson Russ Welcomes New Manager of Professional Development and Diversity

Hodgson Russ Press Release
December 2, 2019

Hodgson Russ is pleased to announce that Anna-Lesa Calvert has joined the firm as Manager of Professional Development and Diversity. She will work with the firm’s senior leadership to guide the firm’s ongoing diversity projects and processes affecting attorney recruitment, development, and promotion. Ms. Calvert will create new initiatives that support a diverse and inclusive work place and strengthen the firm’s commitment to diversity in the legal profession and the communities it serves.

Ms. Calvert was recently awarded a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from St. Bonaventure University, with honors. Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Ms. Calvert started Algonquin Sports, a non-profit organization which provides sports for youth development opportunities for underserved youth across Erie County. As its Executive Director, Ms. Calvert led the growth of the organization as well as its diversity initiatives. Both her graduate level education and her nonprofit experience are valuable attributes that will support and enhance the firm’s commitment to achieving a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Her career achievements have been recognized with a number of awards or nominations. Ms. Calvert has been, and continues to be, active in a number of community organizations.

Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. The firm practices in several significant areas of law and uses multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. Hodgson Russ has offices in Albany, Buffalo, New York, Palm Beach, Saratoga Springs and Toronto. To learn more about the firm, please visit