Haddonfield-based law firm Archer & Greiner tapped commercial litigator Lloyd Freeman as the firm’s chief diversity officer and chairman of its diversity and inclusion committee, effective immediately.
Freeman will advise firm management to implement policies, procedures and programs promoting diversity throughout the firm.
“Diversity and inclusion have been a cornerstone of Archer since our founding more than 90 years ago,” said President Christopher Gibson in a statement. “And while I’m proud of the work we have done in this space, I’m thrilled that Lloyd will build upon our current achievements and work to make Archer a more inclusive place for all.”
Freeman will continue his work as a commercial litigator while promoting diversity and inclusion in the recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion of Archer’s attorneys.
He is the first person of color to rise from summer associate to partnership status in the history of the firm. He is active in the Garden State Bar Association, the state’s oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges.
“Diversity and inclusion have never been more important, and I am honored to be taking on this responsibility and advancing Archer’s efforts in this space, both internally and externally,” Freeman said in a statement. “As chief diversity officer, my ultimate goal and commitment is to make sure that diversity is woven into all aspects of law firm life. This is how you create a truly inclusive work environment.”