Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP joins the Coalition as its 34th member. The firm, which traces its roots to 1846 to a single desk in the courthouse in London, Ohio, opened its Pittsburgh office in 2017. Now with over 20 lawyers, it is led by Timothy D. Gallagher, partner-in-charge. Porter Wright is a natural fit for the Coalition as it “strive[s] every day to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture at Porter Wright and in the business community as a whole.” Welcome, Porter Wright!
57 films from 17 countries available for screening throughout August
The Los Angeles Film Festival provides filmmakers, actors, and storytellers of diverse backgrounds with a place to showcase their voices, creating a true multicultural experience as presented by the world’s independent film community. Sadly, the Festival cannot be live this year, but Los Angeles’ loss is the Coalition’s gain. In an effort to expand the impact of the Festival, Director Sonja Mereu has offered the following discount code for members to use to stream films throughout the August 4-30 festival:
DISCOUNT CODE (active August 4-30): pghlegaldiversity
Almost 1,400. That’s the number of reports of physical assault, verbal harassment and shunning received by Stop AAPI Hate in just the two weeks after its official launch on March 19. And this at a time of widespread stay-at-home orders. The PLDIC is proud to join other legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association, in support of the statements of the National Asian Pacifica American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania (APABA-PA) and the Anti-Defamation League denouncing the rising incidents of anti-Asian harassment.
Member Jones Day has partnered with the Pittsburgh Foundation to launch a series of free webinars on pressing issues facing our nonprofit community. The goal of the series, which launched on April 9, is to provide organizational and legal advice that many smaller nonprofits would otherwise never be able to access. Member Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney recently lent the expertise of Randy Vulakovich, senior principal in its government relations practice, for a session on Pennsylvania’s response and recovery efforts. Learn more.
To support the COVID-19 response, Coalition member PPG Industries Inc. has donated 80,000 masks to hospitals, including 20,000 N95 masks to UPMC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals in Pittsburgh. PPG is also distributing 50,000 surgical masks and 10,000 N95 masks to hospitals in other cities. Learn more.