Archer partner and Chief Diversity Officer Lloyd Freeman has been named by NJBIZ to the statewide business weekly’s 40 Under 40 list of New Jersey’s most accomplished young businesspeople. The award honors “movers and shakers making their mark in New Jersey business.” Lloyd and fellow honorees are being recognized for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community. The 2020 40 Under 40 class will be honored on Oct. 28.
Lloyd is known by many throughout the region because of his extraordinary commitment to the community and public service, and his rich diversity of interests. He has touched hundreds of lives through personal service and institutional support of mentoring organizations and supporting first-generation and minority students, as well as governing service organizations such as United Way, the American Red Cross, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He has been the recipient of many awards throughout his career for his contributions to help advance the causes of justice and equality.
Notably among his community commitment is Lloyd’s longstanding association with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS). Lloyd is Chairman of the Board of BBBS—the fifth largest agency in the nation, providing mentors to nearly 4,000 children in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. Lloyd has been dedicated to raising awareness of its mission and need for more mentors. He has inspired dozens of black men to volunteer as mentors, a demographic that is in dire need. Further, Lloyd has donated hundreds of pro bono hours in legal services over the years to the agency.
Lloyd has served as President of the Garden State Bar Association (GSBA). Under his leadership role, the GSBA raised nearly $100,000 and awarded scholarships to a record number of diverse law students. Lloyd also founded the Burlington Camden Achievement Foundation, and serves as Chair, which runs the Beautillion program—a scholarship and mentoring program designed to prepare high school males of color for college and subsequent life.
Lloyd was recently named to the newly-formed New Jersey State Bar Association Commission on Racial Equity in the Law. The Commission will convene leaders in the legal profession to take an incisive study of the legal system and identify methods to address root causes of racial inequities in the profession and in the law.
As Archer’s Chief Diversity Officer, Lloyd carries out Archer’s vision to grow diversity and inclusion in the firm and in the legal profession. Lloyd spearheads the firm’s diversity committee and is a member of Archer’s hiring, personnel and business development committees. Lloyd concentrates his practice in the area of commercial and complex civil litigation in state and federal courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has represented clients in trials, arbitration, and mediation in both states and has developed expertise in e-discovery.
Archer & Greiner P.C. is a full-service regional law firm with more than 185 lawyers and eight offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, and Red Bank in NJ; Philadelphia and Harrisburg in PA; New York, NY; and Wilmington, DE. The firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for over 90 years. Each office provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law, including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury, and real estate services. For more information, visit www.archerlaw.com.