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Diversity is one of Degan, Blanchard & Nash’s core values. We are proud of our efforts to recruit, retain and develop careers of people from diverse backgrounds. Degan, Blanchard & Nash is also committed to achieving and maintaining diversity in all aspects of Firm life. In addition, our clients are best served by legal teams who reflect the diversity of the communities and cities in which we practice.

Our diversity commitment is to develop, maintain and promote an environment reflective of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or other indicators that would assist us in our diversity initiative.

Diversity makes us a stronger firm and better able to understand our clients' needs. We will continue to develop programs and policies designed to ensure that Degan, Blanchard & Nash continues to have a positive impact on the future of the communities in which we do business.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee, chaired by Partner, Keith A. Kornman and "Of Counsel", Jena W. Smith, seeks to recruit and support DBN team members from diverse backgrounds and promote an inclusive workplace. Rounding out the committee is the firm’s Managing Partner, Sidney W. Degan III, along with Partners, Foster P. Nash, Brian W. Harrell, and Catherine M. Landry, John Futrell, and Associate Attorney Daniel Schwank.

As part of our mission to promote our core values, DBN has established the Degan, Blanchard & Nash Scholarship Fund at the University of New Orleans. This endowed scholarship will be awarded to a minority student for whom a college education would be a financial hardship and who is a member of an underrepresented group.