Archer Partner, Lloyd Freeman, has been appointed a member of the Kline School of Law Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is the key external support group for the law school and advises the President of the University, the Dean of the School of Law, and school faculty about the development of the law school’s academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs. Already active with the Drexel law school community serving as an adjunct professor, Mr. Freeman was selected as a board member because of his extraordinary commitment to the legal profession, distinguished public service, and rich diversity of interests.
Daniel M. Filler, Dean of the School of Law, stated, “We’re so excited to have Lloyd join the Board because of his deep expertise in legal practice and particularly his focus on the fast-growing role of technology. His experience will keep the law school curriculum on the cutting edge of legal practice.”
The Dean of the School of Law looks to board members for advice in various areas, including fundraising, attracting the best faculty and students, building a strong alumni support system, and developing a strategic plan that will strengthen the school’s reputation as a top tier law school. The Kline School of Law opened in the fall of 2006 and was the first new law school in Philadelphia in over thirty years. Its first graduating class was in 2009.
Mr. Freeman’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Notably, he is the first person of color to rise through the ranks from summer associate to attain partner status at his firm. He is a member of the hiring and diversity committees and coordinates the firm summer associate program. He also is the founder and chairman of the firm’s affinity group, L.E.A.D. (“Lawyers Encouraging Archer’s Diversity”).
Mr. Freeman has been the recipient of many awards throughout his career for his contributions to help advance the causes of justice, equality, professionalism and community service. Most recently, he was named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Bar Association, and one of the Most Influential Black Lawyers in America by Savoy Magazine. He is the immediate past president of the Garden State Bar Association. He is an executive board member and past board chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region. He also founded his own nonprofit, the Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation, designed to prepare high school males of color for college and subsequent life.
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