AALRR Receives Diversity Excellence Award From Associated Builders and Contractors

03.23.2018

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a National Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Elizabeth Zamora-Mejia and Thomas Lenz accepted the award on March 21 at ABC’s 28th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC Convention 2018 in Long Beach, California. Attorneys Robert Fried and Jesus Gonzales were also in attendance.

“Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased to honor AALRR for their commitment to processes that embrace diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of their business,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr. “AALRR has created a competitive advantage by creating a framework that attracts and retains top talent from a wide variety of backgrounds into the construction industry. ABC looks forward to working with this year’s National Diversity Excellence Awards winners and its Diversity Resource Groups to continue to lead the industry forward in unlocking the full potential of every individual who chooses a career in construction.”

The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognizes members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs. AALRR won in the Associate category.

“We prioritize diversity at AALRR because we’ve seen firsthand how it benefits not just our firm’s culture but also our clients,” commented Managing Partner Mark Palin. “Inclusivity creates more open lines for communication, understanding, and innovative solutions. As employment and labor relations law specialists, we hope the success with our diversity initiatives inspires other law firms to create more inclusive cultures.”

A full list of Excellence in Construction award winners is available on ABC’s website. To learn more about ABC’s diversity programs visit abc.org/diversity.


About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

With over 35 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms. Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of education, labor and employment, construction, complex litigation, corporate, taxation, and white collar law. Our public sector clients include more than 400 K-12 school districts, community college districts and universities, as well as cities, counties and special districts. We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations. At 185 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in Cerritos, Fresno, Irvine, Marin, Pasadena, Pleasanton, RiversideSacramento and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California. For more information about AALRR, visit our website at www.aalrr.com and sign up for our blogs, EdLawConnect, CA Public Pensions Law, Business Law Journal, Labor & Employment Law, and Labor Relations Law.

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