AALRR Receives Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a National Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors for the fifth year. Attorneys Thomas Lenz and Amber Healy accepted the award on March 27 at ABC’s 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala during ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. Attorneys Robert Fried and Jesus Gonzales were also in attendance.

 “AALRR understands a commitment to diversity is essential to meet the needs of today’s workforce,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas. “The company is leading the way in best practices and implementing a framework to attract and invest in talent from a variety of backgrounds. ABC looks forward to continuing to work with AALRR to help the industry unlock 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. AALRRwon in the Associate category.

“We’re honored to receive ABC’s Diversity Excellence Award once again this year,” commented Managing Partner Mark Palin. “Our firm is committed to building and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion because doing so allows us to respond more effectively to clients, to find cutting-edge solutions to legal issues, and to form strong bonds within the firm itself.”

A full list of winners can be found on ABC’s website. To learn more about ABC’s diversity programs visit abc.org/diversity.

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

With 40 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 educationlabor and employmentconstructioncomplex litigationcorporate, 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 CerritosFresnoIrvineMarinPasadena, PleasantonRiversideSacramento 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 JournalLabor & Employment Law, and Labor Relations Law.




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