Across the country, and around the world, citizens and allies are making their voices heard to protest the treatment of people of color in America. The brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers is yet another reminder of how much work must be done to truly uproot the deep seeds of racism. As lawyers, we commit to upholding the rule of law and using this intricate system of laws to benefit our clients. However, we recognize that this system was established and has historically been used to benefit some and disadvantage others. Racism, on a systemic and individual level, and inequality are pervasive, and it is our duty to tirelessly work to make our communities places where liberty and justice are truly for all.

Brown Rudnick remains committed to advancing equity and inclusion within the Firm and beyond. We are actively pursuing opportunities to contribute our resources and talents to this fight - continuing and expanding on our pro bono commitments, exploring new relationships with organizations that are on the front lines, and financially supporting initiatives that seek to end racial inequality in the justice system. Beyond these efforts, we are committed to examining our own practices and Firm culture to ensure that we are part of the solution and not part of the problem. I am proud to lead Brown Rudnick in these efforts and pledge that we will do our part.

 

 

 

William R. Baldiga