Black Lawyers Affinity Group

Jones Day’s Black Lawyers Affinity Group supports the Firm’s larger diversity efforts as well as client development opportunities by helping to: (1) attract; (2) retain; and (3) promote Black Lawyers at the Firm. The group, which meets quarterly by conference call, focuses its efforts on creating an informal infrastructure to support cross-office and Firmwide networking, mentorship, and collaboration.

The Black Lawyers Group is co-chaired by partners Elsa Andrianifahanana and Jennifer Plagman and has global participation. If you have questions about the Black Lawyers Group, its initiatives, or you would like to speak to group representatives in a particular Jones Day office, please contact Elsa or Jenny.

Partner Jordan Matthews talks about Jones Day's commitment to retaining and promoting lawyers from diverse backgrounds, the Firm's emphasis on developing young lawyers, and the value of getting meaningful assignments from "day one."