Harrisburg-based McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC announced Tuesday that it’s the first Pennsylvania law firm to join the Women’s Business Enterprise Center-East Supplier Diversity Council, a collection of 58 private organizations, government agencies and education institutions that champion women-owned businesses.
WBEC-East is for female business owners and entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey and promotes the benefits of diversity on innovation, partnerships and
”We are absolutely delighted to be the first law firm to join the WBEC-East Council,” Bob Weishaar Jr., McNees’ vice chair and chair of its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, said
in a release. “Our membership reflects our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, both in the legal industry and in the many communities we serve.”
Frannie Reilly, McNees public finance attorney, is the firm’s designee to the council.
“McNees is a maverick in the legal industry,” added Elizabeth Walsh, president of WBEC-East.
“As the inaugural legal council member, McNees’ example and commitment will be mutually beneficial for diverse and minority businesses and the legal industry.”
McNees has more than 130 attorneys serving clients around the globe from offices in Devon, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Scranton, State College and York; Columbus, Ohio; Frederick,
Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writer.