On November 15, 2016, Firm President Sheryl Axelrod spearheaded a first-of-its-kind networking event for all members of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, and Philadelphia-area affinity bars. Hosted by Morgan Lewis, this unprecedented event united diversity groups from across the Philadelphia area, providing a welcoming environment for attendees to network in support of diversity. Guests were treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and a speech by Sheryl Axelrod on the importance of gender and minority inclusion.
Watch portions of Sheryl Axelrod’s speech here and see photos from the event below.
Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis’ Philadelphia office and event host, Timothy Levin, welcomes guests as they arrive for the special night celebrating diversity. Firm President Sheryl Axelrod addresses the crowd about the importance of diversity in the legal profession. Event co-hosts Kenneth Imo, Sheryl Axelrod, and Tim Levin with the Presidents of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Philadelphia-area Affinity Bar Associations (from left to right): Norris Benns, Frank DiMeo, Marisa Lattimore, Amber Racine, Kevin Harden, Jr., Daniella Price, Priscilla Jimenez, Amanda Davidson, John Encarnacion, Lori Garber, and James Quinlan Event co-hosts Kenneth Imo, Sheryl Axelrod, and Tim Levin with the Presidents and President’s-Elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Philadelphia-area Affinity Bar Associations (from left to right): Norris Benns, Marisa Lattimore, Frank DiMeo, Judge Sandra Moss (Ret.), Kevin Harden, Jr., Amber Racine, Sharon Lόpez, Priscilla Jimenez, Daniella Price, John Encarnacion, Amanda Davidson, Lori Garber, and James Quinlan Co-hosts of the joint diversity networking event pose for a photo (from left): Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Morgan Lewis, Kenneth Imo, Axelrod Firm President, Sheryl Axelrod, and Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis’ Philadelphia office, Timothy Levin Axelrod Firm Attorney Vanessa Snyder with Kevin Harden, Jr. of Eckert Seamans Archer & Greiner, P.C. Partners Shelley Smith and Carlton Johnson Axelrod Firm Law Clerk Matthew Gomez with Andrew Whitney, Esq. of Morgan Lewis Axelrod Firm President and event host, Sheryl Axelrod, with her husband, Antonio Perez Organizers of the event Sheryl Axelrod (left) and Donna Rivera (right) Axelrod Firm President Sheryl Axelrod with her mother, Jeanette Axelrod Axelrod Firm Attorney Vanessa Snyder (center) with Diane Costigan (front left), Kara Dodson (back left), Donna Branca (back right), and Lindsay Callantine (front right). From left: Lori Garber, Linda Alle-Murphy, and Antonio Perez From left: Matthew Tom, Vikki Kristiansson, Angela Curry, Shanna Miles, and Axelrod Firm Law Clerk Matthew Gomez From left: Judge Sandra Moss (Ret.) and Hillary Ladov From left: Donna Rivera, Lindsay Callantine, and Kenneth Imo From left: Jamie Ford, Sheryl Axelrod, Neelima Vanguri, and Marc Cytryn