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Jackson Lewis Celebrates Pride Month with The Trevor Project

NEW YORK, NY (July 30, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, recently celebrated Pride month through a variety of firm-wide initiatives, including a fundraiser with The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) young people.

“Our 2019 Pride efforts focused on education, understanding and solidarity for and with the LGBTQ community,” said Jana Simon, Jackson Lewis’ Director of Diversity & Inclusion. “Our original goal was to raise $25,000 to underwrite the training of a full TrevorLifeline class, The Trevor Project’s long-running crisis intervention phone line. I am so pleased to say that we more than doubled our goal and raised more than $55,000 to support this essential organization, making Jackson Lewis one of The Trevor Project's Silver Partners.”

“We asked each of our offices not only to determine a creative way to raise money, but also to engage with their local communities on Pride events and activities,” continued Simon. “Through office initiatives and events including marching in their local city’s Pride Parade, volunteering at local organizations serving the LGBTQ community, and speaking on legal matters impacting the LGBTQ community, every one of our locations stepped up in a significant way.”

"Thank you to Jackson Lewis for showing LGBTQ young people in dozens of their local communities that they are valued, respected, and never alone," said Muneer Panjwani, Head of Corporate Development for The Trevor Project. "With their support, The Trevor Project is able to continue training new crisis counselors to directly serve even more LGBTQ youth in crisis across the country."

“Jackson Lewis has a rich history of giving back, and we were honored to use this firm-wide charitable mentality to build a strong foundation for ongoing conversation and education around issues facing the LGBTQ community,” said Firm Co-Chairs William J. Anthony and Kevin G. Lauri. “Pride month exemplified what Jackson Lewis attorneys and staff can accomplish when we join together.”

More information about the Trevor Project can be found here. Information about Jackson Lewis’ commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found here.

About Jackson Lewis
Jackson Lewis P.C. is a law firm with more than 900 attorneys in major cities nationwide serving clients across a wide range of practices and industries. Having built its reputation on providing workplace law representation to management, the firm has grown to include practices in the areas of government relations, healthcare and sports law. Named the "Innovative Law Firm of the Year" by the International Legal Technology Association, the firm’s commitment to client service draws clients to Jackson Lewis for excellent value-driven legal advice.

Additional information about the firm can be found at jacksonlewis.com.

For more information, please contact:
Lara Hamm, Director of Communications and Public Relations
T: (267) 319-7803 / E: Lara.Hamm@jacksonlewis.com

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