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Hodgson Russ Diversity Representatives Calvert and Freedman Graduate Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity Academy

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April 27, 2020

Hodgson Russ is proud to announce that Diversity Partner, Andrew Freedman, and Anna-Lesa Calvert, Manager of Professional Development & Diversity, recently graduated from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Academy. The Partnership created the Diversity Academy in response to the region’s need for organizations to recruit and retain a diverse workforce in the Buffalo Niagara region. Course attendees worked with leaders across business sectors to exchange ideas about inclusive leadership skills, and to create actionable strategies for addressing today’s diverse work environment. Curriculum included information on the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Perspective Taking, Goal Setting, Policies and Practices, and the Development of an Organizational Strategy Workbook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

Diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of our culture at Hodgson Russ. Hodgson Russ embraces and strives for diversity and inclusion across all areas of the firm. Diversity in recruiting, hiring, and promoting is ingrained in our firm’s culture. We know that when our team has different talents, backgrounds, experiences, and cultures our ability to provide creative and insightful solutions to our clients grows. To that end, Hodgson Russ has established and supports various initiatives within the communities we serve, and internally, to promote diversity and inclusion. Learn more about those activities here.

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 www.hodgsonruss.com.