Shelley Smith Named to ROI Influencers: People of Color 2021 List

September 22, 2021 – We are pleased to announce that Archer Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) Shelley R. Smith has been named to ROI-NJ Influencers: People of Color 2021 — Difference Makers list.

The ROI Influencers: People of Color list was launched three years ago in an effort to show just how many talented people of color there are in the state.

Referring to Shelley’s inclusion on the list, ROI writes, “Powerhouse lawyer who counsels clients in commercial litigation and labor and employment matters, Smith also heads up the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for one of South Jersey’s top firms.”

To determine who should be included on the list, the ROI-NJ editorial team receives input from past winners, business leaders, and chamber heads, as well as providing their own thoughts and nominations.

In her position as CDEIO, Shelley is instrumental in long-range DEI planning and implementation to cultivate a workplace where everyone feels valued and included. Shelley works closely with Archer’s senior leadership to focus on recruitment and retention, mentoring, professional development and advancement, education, client partnerships and community outreach.

Shelley is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Groups, where she counsels clients in commercial litigation and labor and employment matters. Shelley joined Archer following a distinguished career in public service for the City of Philadelphia, spending over two decades in the Law Department that culminated in eight years as City Solicitor during Michael Nutter’s mayoral tenure.

You will find the link here to Shelley’s section on the list:

About Archer

Archer is a full-service law firm serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals. The firm provides litigation and transactional services in a variety of areas, including business counseling, labor & employment, real estate, health care, intellectual property, family and matrimonial, personal injury, public finance, tax, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, land use and environmental law. With more than 170 attorneys, Archer has eight offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton and Red Bank, NJ; Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA; Wilmington, DE; and New York, NY.