Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 700 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today's legal and business challenges. While expanding into major markets around the nation and with lawyers practicing around the globe, Duane Morris continues to be an important part of the foundation of the Philadelphia legal community. The city of the firm's founders a century ago is now its present-day headquarters. Hundreds of attorneys from Duane Morris' Philadelphia office work with each other, and with their partners in other cities, to provide a wide array of legal services to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial ventures, from public entities to individuals.
Duane Morris' Philadelphia Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Women's Impact Network for Success (WINS) hosted an event featuring four of the firm's most distinguished alumni—the Honorable Marjorie Rendell, the Honorable Gene Pratter, Barbara Adams and Paulette Brown—who shared stories about their time at the firm and their extraordinary professional accomplishments.
As part of Duane Morris' support of City Year and in the spirit of the holiday season, the firm donated 500 copies of Twelve Angry Men to Kensington Health Sciences Academy. The books were requested by the school's principal, Nimet Eren, who initiated a “one school, one book” project. Students read the book and participated in lessons and a discussion about the legal system.
The Philadelphia office hosted a conversation & book signing event with Fred Gray, a noted trial attorney, minister & former elected official who represented Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks and argued a number of landmark civil rights cases. Opening remarks were given by Matt Taylor & welcoming remarks were given by Nolan Atkinson, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of the City of Philadelphia. Duane Morris Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joseph K. West held the conversation with Mr. Gray
Duane Morris attorneys volunteered at Kensington Health Sciences Academy to provide brief legal advice and perform intakes for families at KHSA/feeder schools at the first-ever Second Saturday Legal Clinic.