Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP has tapped partner Zahid Quraishi as the firm’s first-ever chief diversity officer.
Quraishi leads Riker Danzig’s white collar criminal defense and investigations practice. In his new position, he will focus on advancing diversity and inclusion measures within the firm.
Quraishi already chairs the firm’s diversity committee, which addresses initiatives to improve the promotion, retention and professional growth of diverse attorneys.
The firm has been collaborating with affinity bar associations and instituted various programs aimed at attracting diverse employees.
“We’ve made significant progress, but we recognize that there is much more to be done to get us where we want to be,” said Quraishi in a prepared statement. “It is wonderful to be part of a firm that wants to expend the time and resources to get us there.”