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Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC

Contact: Rich Lenkov
Work 200 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2700 Chicago IL 60601 Work Phone: (312) 377-1501 Membership: February 23, 2022 Website: www.bdlfirm.com
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MISSION STATEMENT We believe in creating and maintaining a positive, healthy, inclusive and safe environment for our clients and employees regardless of their race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or any other protected characteristic.  We believe in achieving excellence through diversity and respect for differences among Firm members.

  • Do you have a written diversity strategy that has been communicated to your employees?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that specifically prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that specifically provides for paid parental leave?  YES
  • Do you have an equality or diversity and inclusion policy?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that allows employees to work part-time without benefits?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that allows employees to work flexible hours?  YES
  • OWNERSHIP:
    • 20% Jeanne Hoffmann (woman)
    • 20% Kristen Kaiser (woman)
  • WORKFORCE DIVERSITY:
    • -63 total employees
    • -7% Black
    • -20% Hispanic
    • -7% LGBTQ
    • -5% Multi-racial
    • -56% Women
    • -5% Disabilities
  • RESOURCE DEDICATION:
    • Diversity and Inclusion Officer:  Jeanne M. Hoffmann
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee:
      • Jeanne M. Hoffmann
      • Margery Newman
      • Jessica Jackler
      • Patricia Lopez
    • Leadership within a Diversity Organization
      • Geoffrey A. Bryce (Ret.), Board Member, Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR);DEI Awards and Recognitions
      • Rich Lenkov, Advisor/Mentor, Black Law Students Association, Northern Illinois UniversityPresenting a diversity-focused topic at a professional event
      • Margery Newman, Board Member (Emeritus), Co-Chair – Legislative Committee, Women Construction Owner’s and Executives.Antonio Irizarry: Bridging Generational Gaps in the Litigation, Insurance, and Claims Industries in 2021
    • Presenting a diversity-focused topic at a professional event
      • Jeanne Hoffmann, Managing Partner Forum, “Women in Law Firm Leadership: Shattering the Glass Ceiling,” – June 2021;
      • Margery Newman and Jeanne Hoffmann – Construction Industry MBE, WBE & DBE Certifications, October 2019;
      • Margery Newman, “Women Owned Small Business Updated and Teaming Agreements” – March 2019;
      • Margery Newman, ASA Chicago, “Implicit Bias & It’s Impact on Diversity” – January 2021;
      • Margery Newman, Diversity Half Moon Seminars, “Current Issues in Construction Management” – October 2019
      • Margery Newman & Geoffrey Bryce (Ret.), “Diversity, Harassment and Substance Abuse” – April 2019.
    • Publication of a diversity-focused article
      • Jessica Jackler, For The Defense, “Why Are We Still Keeping Our Pregnancies a Secret At Work?,” May 2019.
    • Women and/or minorities that hold board member positions in any other organization
      • Margery Newman, GLCA, Board of GovernorsReporting of DE&I metrics
    • Attendance at diversity focused events:  YES
    • Diversity Training:  YES
  • FINANCIAL DEDICATION
    • Sponsorship of a Diversity Event – please contact Juan Anderson for specific information at rlenkov@bdlfirm.com
    • Social Responsibility: Volunteerism and donation to causes promoting equity partnering outside DE&I Groups: YES
    • How do you demonstrate your commitment to DE&I organizations now and what are your future plans?
      • Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC is an active participant in the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) and two (2) former members of the firm (Geoffrey A. Bryce (Ret.) and Joseph Eichberger (Ret.)) served on its Board of Directors. We also volunteer for community-based activities such as election monitoring through our ICDHR membership.  Rich Lenkov serves on the Advisory Board for Legal Prep Charter Academy, whose total minority enrollment is 100% and 95% of students are economically disadvantaged.  He has also organized events between Legal Prep and the NIU College of Law National Black Law Students Association.
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Updated 7 months ago.