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Philadelphia Bar Association Names Award for Al Dandridge

On January 2, 2014 by Schnader in News

The Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section recently renamed its annual diversity award for Schnader partner and Chief Diversity Officer Albert S. Dandridge, III.

In 2013, Mr. Dandridge was the first recipient of this award, to be forever presented in his name. He is the former Chair of the Business Law Section and is credited with helping to draft the Section’s diversity action plan. He has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Com­munity Legal Services, and the Agent Orange Litigation Settlement.

Recently, Mr. Dandridge was awarded The Legal Intel­ligencer‘s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Philadel­phia Business Journal‘s Minority Business Leader Award. Mr. Dandridge was named one of The Legal‘s 2013 Diverse Attorneys of the Year. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law from 2007 to 2014.

Mr. Dandridge is the Chancellor-Elect of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also the treasurer and a member of executive committee of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, Inc., which is committed to fostering inclusion and participation of a more diverse group of lawyers in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Business Law Section Albert S. Dandridge, III Diversity Award will be bestowed upon Leslie John of Ballard Spahr at a ceremony on January 21, 2014.

Mr. Dandridge is chair of the Firm’s Securities Practice Group and Chancellor-Elect of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Before joining Schnader, Mr. Dandridge served the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as associate director of small business and international corporate finance in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. In addition, he served as special counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance. Mr. Dandridge is a decorated Vietnam Combat Veteran with the U.S. Marine Corp. and was awarded, among many honors, the Bronze Star with Combat “V” for Valor and the Purple Heart.