We long ago established our core philosophies of mutual respect within our workforce and equal treatment for all, regardless of gender, race, national origin, religion or sexual orientation. One of our founding members, Robert K. Phillips, holds a Master in Theology from Boston University where he majored in social ethics and social justice with an emphasis on minority inclusion issues. Mr. Phillips has been active in diversity and inclusion issues his entire adult life and has made his philosophy of inclusion a cornerstone principle of the firm.
To this end, we actively publish our minority and female hiring initiatives and aggressively pursue qualified applicants. However, our lawyers’ outstanding qualities are not measured just by ethnicity, race or gender. From newest associate to named partner, all of our lawyers directly manage case files. We encourage our minority and female attorneys to participate in minority and female professional organizations, and we are proud of the fact that our practice is composed of over 60% female and over 40% minority attorneys. We look forward to an increasingly diverse partnership.
Our firm has been registered by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency as a minority-owned business. We are also a member of the California Minority Counsel Program.
We have also instituted and annually fund Fellowships for Minorities at three major law schools.
- 5JulAssociate Anna Gehriger chairs the Barristers’ Diversity Committee, which organized a diverse panel of law school administrators to educate attendees about career opportunities at law schools: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/blogs/Deans/posts/basf-presents-exploring-careers-in-law-school-administration.html.1Apr
Legal Aid of Napa Valley Recognizes Partner Bradley Jameson for his Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services in 2012Partner Bradley Jameson was recognized by Legal Aid of Napa Valley for his Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Services in partnership with Legal Aid of Napa Valley in 2012.
San Francisco Associate Anna Gehriger Joins Board of Directors of BASF Barristers Club for the 2013-2015 TermThe Barristers Club, BASF’s new attorney division, announced the officers for the 2013 Board of Directors. Read more at: http://www.sfbar.org/newsroom/2012/20121025.aspx and http://www.sfbar.org/barristers/board.aspx.1OctAttorneys Ashley Standfield, Kendra McGee, and Holly Brauchli joined assistants Theresa Mongelluzzo and Nicholas Garcia at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s School to College Day on October 16, 2012. At this service event, the...
- 1JulAssociates Ashley Standfield, Holly Brauchli and Anna Gehriger attended this year’s Judges Reception. Each year, the Barristers Club invites judges of San Francisco Superior Court, as well as federal judges and magistrates to the Judges...15JulIn July 2011, Anna C. Gehriger became a member of the California Bar Foundations’s Scholarship Alumni Steering Committee. For more information, please visit http://www.calbarfoundation.org.
San Francisco Attorney Candice Mullings Williams Facilitates Youth Symposium Hosted by the National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers DivisionCandice Williams Mullings, Community Service Co-Chair of the National Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, facilitated a youth symposium for 150 high school aged children on April 9, 2011. The topics of discussion included civic responsibility...