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Drew Eckl & Farnham Featured by Daily Report for Diversity Initiatives

February 05, 2021 BY DEF Admin

We are pleased to be recognized by the Daily Report for our diversity recruitment initiatives. The article highlights how the firm “embarked on a quantifiable diversity push at the start of 2020, tracking the percentages of women and minority lawyers at each phase of the talent pipeline from summer associates to equity partners, and set concrete improvement targets by 2025."

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Partners Douglas Burrell and J.C. Roper, Jr., and Chief Operating Officer Christy Walsh were interviewed for this article. Burrell and Roper are members of the Diversity & Inclusion committee, and were able to speak to the firm’s Path2Partnership and 1L Diversity Fellowship programs.

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Douglas Burrell believes that his primary focus is to be a strategic partner with his clients. It is important that he understands his client's business, the people, the problems faced, and budgetary constraints that can impact the client's ability to resolve problems. Douglas has been a practicing trial lawyer for over 26 years. He developed comprehensive experience while serving as first chair on more than 40 jury trials and more than 100 bench trials. He has also taken and defended hundreds of depositions.

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J.C. focuses his practice in workers’ compensation defense litigation representing corporations, employers, insurers, and self-insured corporations. J.C. has substantial trial and appellate experience before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation throughout the state of Georgia and in all Georgia state courts, representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000 and small-medium sized businesses defending workers compensation claims... 

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