Lloyd Freeman is the new chief diversity and inclusion officer at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.
Freeman will build on Buchanan’s existing diversity and inclusion programs and develop new initiatives to expand the firm’s commitment to build a diverse workforce; and he’ll work alongside firm management on recruitment, retention and advancement of diverse lawyers as well as diversity education and training throughout the firm’s offices in Princeton, Newark, Philadelphia, and nationally.
“Lloyd is a passionate and energetic diversity champion who has woven that passion throughout his professional successes and active involvement in the community. Diversity and inclusion are not just part of our core values, but those of our clients as well,” said CEO and Managing Director Joseph Dougherty. “We are thrilled to have Lloyd’s perspective and leadership as we continue to focus and advance on the critical path towards establishing true equity in our profession.”
Freeman is president of the Garden State Bar Association, which under his leadership raised nearly $100,000 and awarded scholarships to a record number of law students. In this role, Freeman also worked to increase diversity in the judiciary by endorsing scores of attorneys of color to be appointed to the bench.