Annual Burns White Diversity Reception Hosts Region’s Law School Students

Sep 20, 2017 | Events, News

Melanie Harrington

Vibrant Pittsburgh President and CEO, Melanie Harrington, addresses a crowd of more than 100 at Burns White’s Diversity Reception.

On September 14th, Burns White hosted its annual Diversity Reception. Law students from Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, and West Virginia University enjoyed the evening which featured speaker, Melanie Harrington, President and CEO of Vibrant Pittsburgh, a nonprofit economic development organization established to attract, retain, and elevate a diverse regional workforce. The event provides law students with an opportunity to network with attorneys, and learn more about the diversity initiatives fostered by the firm.

“Diversity is really about all of us,” said Jessica Gangjee, Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development for the firm. “Our firm has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our annual reception is a chance for us to show that we embrace individual differences, and value diversity of backgrounds and experiences. It’s also an exciting opportunity for us to engage with the future legal talent in the Pittsburgh region.”