Day Pitney LLP announced that Daniel Pierre has been named to the "2022 Lawyers of Color Annual Hot List" by Lawyers of Color magazine. Pierre is an associate in the Employment and Labor practice group, and is resident in the firm's New Jersey office.
Pierre has experience representing management in employment counseling and traditional labor matters. He also provides legal counsel and strategic advice to entrepreneurs seeking licensure in New Jersey's adult-use cannabis marketplace. He serves as a Trustee for the Rutgers Law School Newark Alumni Association and was a 2021 Lead New Jersey Fellow. Pierre is a member of the Garden State Bar Association and National Association of Black Cannabis Lawyers. He earned his B.A. from Seton Hall University and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of Rutgers Race & the Law Review.
"Dan is a talented and highly motivated attorney and colleague. We are so thrilled that he has been recognized by Lawyers of Color," said Theresa A. Kelly, Partner in Charge of Diversity and Inclusion at Day Pitney. "His engagement and efforts in advancing diversity initiatives in the legal community and within our firm are impressive."
The Lawyers of Color honorees, who all work as in-house counsel, government attorneys or law firm associates, were chosen through a two-pronged process. The selection committee, composed of the editorial staff, fellows and advisers, spent months reviewing nominations and researching legal publications in order to identify promising candidates. Lawyers of Color accepted nominations from mentors, peers and colleagues. The organization also made editorial picks based on its research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, giving special attention to candidates who were active in diversity pipeline initiatives.
Lawyers of Color was initially founded as On Being A Black Lawyer, but now also produces publications for lawyers of South Asian American, Pacific Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American heritage. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association and National Association of Black Journalists. The company provides research, career development and brand marketing opportunities to its clients.
The complete issue can be viewed here. Pierre is featured on page 20.
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