Our Mission

At Bailey Glasser, we believe the way to provide exceptional legal services is to have an extraordinary team of lawyers and staff with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Diverse and inclusive teams create a stronger organization that empowers individuals to produce the best results for our clients.

“Bailey Glasser's work requires us to understand, appreciate and anticipate diverse experiences and viewpoints,” said Benjamin L. Bailey, the firm’s co-founding partner. “We do a better, more creative job if our people bring different backgrounds and perspectives to the table. It’s also important to Brian Glasser and me, personally, that we continue to build this firm as a place where the very best lawyers and staff, from all backgrounds, including often-underrepresented groups, can excel and realize their potential.”  

We live these values by promoting a culture within our firm of fairness and respect, where talented contributors have a path to long-term success. As part of that effort, we formally developed Women@BG to promote camaraderie and professional development for all women lawyers in the firm.

We actively recruit and mentor minority and women lawyers. One-third of our practice group leaders are women and half of our associates are women. We also support our lawyers and staff devoting time to organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession, as well as pro bono cases and causes that advance diversity and equality. Our recent work includes advising the Drum Major Institute on its corporate restructuring, handling groundbreaking Title IX litigation, and participating in the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Election Protection Coalition.

Mansfield Rule Certification and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Bailey Glasser was one of the first law firms who received the Mansfield Midsize Certification, and now we are taking part in the Mansfield Rule Certification Plus program. This impactful program from Diversity Lab requires the firm to commit to affirmatively consider a broad and diverse pool of candidates when making hiring decisions, and when selecting lawyers for leadership roles and high-profile positions within the firm. More information about the initiative can be found here

Bailey Glasser is also a proud law firm member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity ("LCLD"). The LCLD is made up of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are working to build a more open and diverse legal profession. Our 2024 LCLD Fellow is partner Jackalyn Olinger Rochelle. In 2023, our LCLD Pathfinder was Panida Anderson, a litigator our Washington, D.C. office. 

National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers - Disability Initiative Winner

National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers - Diversity Initiative Finalist 

Black History Month 

In 2022, we created a special newsletter highlighting our diverse community and our diversity initiatives. Please click on the image below to go to our web magazine.

Employee Highlights

BG partner Lorren Patterson serves in a leadership position in the Women’s Bar Association of DC (WBA DC), where she co-chairs the Women and Finance Committee. In this role, Lorren actively works to design and drive the success of women lawyers in the finance world.

BG's Britney Littles is a Business Development and Marketing Strategist. Britney is not only in our marketing department, but she practiced law and uses all of her valuable experience to advocate for an inclusive community for our employees and the clients we serve. Please check out the video here where she discusses her experience at the firm.

As the head of Bailey Glasser's eDiscovery Practice Group, BG Partner Katherine Charonko has led the firm in adopting innovative approaches to data analytics in litigation. Katherine works with lawyers from across the country on complex litigation against some of the largest companies in the world. Not only is Katherine a recognized leader in electronically stored information (ESI), she is also a busy mom. Please view the video here where she talks about how she balances motherhood with her professional career.

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From Diversity Partner Elizabeth Ryan

Bailey Glasser’s Diversity Committee is chaired by our Diversity Partner, Elizabeth Ryan, and includes members of our staff who hail from a variety of backgrounds and who support the firm’s efforts to create the most inclusive work environment possible.

"Increasing diversity is a priority for all of us at Bailey Glasser. We believe creating a culture where all voices are heard is integral to our legal work and improves the services we provide to our clients. We are committed to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting talented lawyers and staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences across our offices.” – Elizabeth Ryan.


Women@BG is a dynamic network of women lawyers at Bailey Glasser. Through workshops and meetings, develops and promotes leadership, community, mentorship, and expertise among the talented women at our firm, including a two-day long workshop for women attorneys titled “Design Your Success Intensive.” Women@BG also connects the women practicing across all 18 of our offices through different initiatives and programs. 

In The News

Drum Major Institute

Dartmouth College Agrees to Reinstate Women’s Golf, Swimming & Diving; Develop Gender Equity Plan; and Comply with Title IX

East Carolina University Agrees to Reinstate Women’s Swimming, Diving & Tennis; Develop Gender Equity Plan; and Comply with Title IX

Bailey Glasser Federal Appeals Court Victory: Police Officer Must Stand Trial in Fatal Shooting

William & Mary University Agrees to Reinstate Women’s Gymnastics, Swimming and Volleyball; Comply Fully with Title IX in Two Years to Avoid Suit

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brown University to Reinstate Women’s Equestrian and Fencing To Comply with Title IX and Provide Equal Opportunity for Women Athletes

In Recognition Of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Bailey Glasser Encourages Contributions To Survivor Support Agencies

Bailey Glasser Names Elizabeth Ryan Diversity Partner

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