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May 2017

Gordon & Rees Chicago Office Hosts Networking Breakfast for South Asian Bar Association Members

On May 11, Gordon & Rees Chicago office hosted a networking breakfast for members of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of Chicago. Gordon & Rees partner and past-president of SABA of Chicago Avanti Bakane coordinated the event that drew more than 30 attorneys from diverse backgrounds and practice areas.

Several Chicago Gordon & Rees attorneys attended. Partner Todd Murphy welcomed guests to the event and briefly discussed the firm’s commitment to diversity within the workplace. Attendees included a judicial candidate, several board members of Chicago bar associations, two prosecutors from New Delhi, India, as well as solo practioners and in-house counsel, all with diverse practices ranging from intellectual property, patent litigation to government work. The event offered a platform to connect and learn about each attendee as well as SABA's efforts in the legal community. 

For the past four years, Gordon & Rees has been honored by The American Lawyer as one of the Top Firms for Diversity. The Top Firms for Diversity Awards recognize the 50 highest-ranked firms on the Diversity Scorecard, Gordon & Rees ranks at No. 21 on the 2015 Diversity Scorecard. Gordon & Rees also earned 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 700 lawyers in 43 offices across the United States. Our lawyers provide full service representation to public and private companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to start-ups. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country and continues to climb the ranks of both The Am Law 200 and The National Law Journal. Additionally, in 2016 Law360 ranked the firm 53rd on its list of the largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm at No. 39 on its Diversity Scorecard.


Avanti D. Bakane
Todd M. Murphy