At Shaheen & Gordon, we recognize that diversity and inclusiveness are essential to osur firm not only to enrich the lives of all our employees but also to serve our clients in the best possible manner and to make change in the broader communities in which we work and live.
We recognize that we have an affirmative obligation to combat systemic racism, injustice, inequality and bias and to embrace diversity and inclusiveness in our firm and our communities. Passive resistance to or disagreement with injustice, inequality, and racism is insufficient, and we commit to taking active steps to work towards justice for people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions or irreligion, sexual orientations, gender identities, cultures, and abilities.
We commit to educate ourselves and others, to diversify our work force, and to volunteer and reach out to diverse communities to listen to and meet their needs through leadership, mentoring and service.
- How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time, TED Talk by Baratunde Thurston
- Is Your Company Actually Fighting Racism, or Just Talking About It?, Harvard Business Review by Kira Hudson Banks and Richard Harvey
- How U.S. Companies Can Support Employees of Color Through the Pandemic, Harvard Business Review by Laura Morgan Roberts, Courtney L. McCluney, Erin L. Thomas, and Michelle Kim
Check Out What Our Employee Book Club Is Reading:
The Anti-Discrimination and Diversity Committee organized a Zoom Book Club that is open to all who in the firm who are interested in participating. It is completely optional of course, but it has been well-received firm wide.
Currently Partners, Associates, and Staff are reading and preparing to share their thoughts together on Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality, by Jim Obergefell and Debbie Cenziper, described as a fascinating and very moving story of the lovers, lawyers, judges and activists in the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that was one of the most important, national civil rights victories in decades – the legalization of same sex marriage.
For more information on Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality, please visit Debbie Cenziper’s website here: https://www.debbiecenziper.com/love-wins.
Shaheen & Gordon Anti-Discrimination & Diversity
Summer Intern Program!
Coming Summer 2021! The Shaheen & Gordon Anti-Discrimination & Diversity Summer Program will offer a unique summer employment opportunity for 2-4 students who have just finished their first or second year of law school. S&G Summer Interns will spend approximately 5 weeks rotating among our Concord, Dover, and Manchester, NH offices and our office in Portland, ME, doing varied, high-quality legal work with experienced attorneys, well-established in their fields. The Interns will spend the other 5 weeks working either at a prominent non-profit organization or inhouse at a private business with one of our non-profit or corporate partners. This match will take into account the interests of the Interns and the needs of our non-profit and corporate partners. Throughout the entire approximately 10 weeks, S&G will pay the interns consistent with the salary of a first-year associate at the firm.
Upon successful completion of the S&G Anti-Discrimination & Diversity Summer Program, Interns will be eligible for an offer to return the following summer either to our firm or to one of our partnering organizations (for first year law students), an offer of employment from our firm or one of our partnering organizations, or, in the event that no positions are then currently available, S&G will use the breadth and depth of our resources to help the Interns find employment after law school.
The S&G Anti-Discrimination & Diversity Summer Program is open to all first- and second-year law students, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.
Any interested student should submit the following application materials:
- an unofficial law school transcript;
- a resume or CV; and
- a personal statement (approx. 500 to 1,000 words) addressing how you have demonstrated resilience and tenacity that will contribute to the diversity of experience across S&G’s practice and culture, and what you believe demonstrates your qualification for the internship including, but not limited to, a description of your academic and leadership achievements; noteworthy contributions to the community or otherwise; and/or how you overcame adversity
Submit materials to Amy Spencer, a partner in Shaheen & Gordon’s litigation group, co-chair of the Anti-Discrimination & Diversity Committee, and coordinator of the Shaheen & Gordon Anti-Discrimination & Diversity Summer Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record-Breaking Defamation Lawsuit $275 Million
Successfully obtained a record-breaking $275 million jury verdict in a defamation lawsuit.
Eight-Figure Medical Malpractice Case $50 Million
One of our attorneys was selected by a national defense firm to consult with their litigation team on a variety of trial issues in a $50,000,000 medical malpractice case.
Sued the FBI for the Death of John McIntyre $3.1 Million
The suit brought under the Federal Torts Claim act claimed that former FBI Agent John Connolly leaked McIntyre's cooperation to gangster Whitey Bulger, resulting in McIntyre's execution.
Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million
D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.
Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million
Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.
Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million
A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.
Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million
Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.
Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million
Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.
Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million
Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.
Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug $1.05 Million
A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation.