Ashley L. Taylor, partner and executive committee member, was selected as One of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal. A former deputy attorney general for Virginia, he represents some of the country’s largest corporations in multistate investigations brought by state attorneys general, and recently co-founded the American Bar Association State Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee. Read Richmond Magazine's profile on Ashley L. Taylor ("Richmond Lawyer Among Minority Standouts") by clicking here.
Rori Cassirer, New York partner, was honored by the United Way of New York City as one of its Women United in Philanthropy award winners. With more than 850 members, Women United in Philanthropy taps into the power, talent and passion of women leaders to create lasting change in their community by advancing the United Way’s community action strategy. Members are accomplished women leaders who take an active role in making New York a better place to live and work.
Pam Belleman, partner in the Richmond office, was selected as one of 10 women honored for the Richmond YWCA’s 2008 Outstanding Women Awards. Belleman was recognized in the law category. This year’s winners were selected from more than 100 nominees, based on their impact on the community, their leadership skills, a high level of personal and professional achievement, wand commitment to equality and racial harmony.
Troutman Sanders LLP earned the top rating of 100 percent in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The firm joins the ranks of 407 other major U.S. businesses which get top marks for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers. Troutman Sanders joined the list of companies with a 100 percent rating for the first time in 2009.
Troutman Sanders is a 2014 State Bar of Georgia Diversity Program Member. The program represents a major commitment to increase opportunities for ethnic minority lawyers in the assignment of corporate and governmental legal work. Participating corporations and government entities seek to forge a lasting working partnership with minority lawyers throughout Georgia. This program is open to all minority- and majority-owned law firms as well as corporations and governmental agencies in Georgia.
The Korean American Bar Association of Georgia (KABA-GA) and Troutman Sanders LLP hosted a 1L Exam Workshop for diverse law school students in Georgia. Over 40 diverse students from various Georgia law schools attended the event to receive practical tips by practicing attorneys and a 2L law school student in effectively tackling 1L exams. The students solved a torts hypo, asked questions related to outlines and 1L exam structures and received one-on-one mentoring by the panelists. Acknowledging that 1L exam grade is the primary factor in landing a summer associate position, which eventually leads to a job after law school, this event was planned in an effort by the sponsors to build a pipeline to increase legal and career opportunities for diverse students in Georgia.