Creating a Cultural Commitment to Drive D&I Programs Forward, published in The Mid-Market Report and Law.com2021-01-07T00:11:00+00:00
01.06.2021 // NEWS, Publications
Creating a Cultural Commitment to Drive D&I Programs Forward, published in The Mid-Market Report and

To build more inclusive teams, hire top talent and deliver results, companies have been doubling down on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts to ensure equal treatment for employees and better work environments. Ball Janik has long been committed to diversity and has received many accolades, including being honored as one of Portland Oregon’s most diverse law firms by the Portland Business Journal. In an article published on January 5, 2021, Damien Hall, who also serves on the Urban Land Institute’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force Group, discusses the importance D&I.


Hall sees “an increasing number of firm clients are recognizing that diverse organizations are more profitable and are seeking to capitalize by intentionally removing barriers to inclusion.” Initial steps often include identifying shortcomings in racial representation within an organization and beginning to identify and eliminate practices and communication patterns that may unintentionally exclude employees, candidates, and contractors that are people of color. “We have to move beyond the random acts of D&I,” says Hall. “D&I initiatives are as dynamic and constantly evolving as any other operational objective.”


To read the article in full, click here.


Ball Janik LLP was founded in 1982 with six lawyers and a four-person support staff in Portland, Oregon. Since our firm’s inception, we have expanded our capabilities, our professionals, and geographic footprint. What started as a firm focused in real property and land use (known then as Ball Janik & Novack), has grown to include the insights of a team of 30-plus attorneys, with a combined six centuries of experience, and capabilities including Real Estate and Land Use, Construction Defect, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Recovery, Construction and Design, Employment, Finance and Corporate, Public Agencies and Schools, and Community Associations. With offices in Florida and Oregon, our regional growth has earned us a national reputation for upholding the rights of our clients.

Ball Janik LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Corporate International. Ball Janik LLP’s success and integrity have repeatedly made it one of “Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s survey results of CEOs throughout the region.

Damien R. Hall
Portland, Oregon
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