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Black Marjieh & Sanford LLP Named One of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Black Marjieh & Sanford LLP as one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces. The ranking considered more than 112,000 employee surveys from small and medium-sized companies. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. 

Black Marjieh is not only honored to be recognized as one of Fortune’s Best 50 Small Workplaces for 2018, we are especially proud to be the only law firm on the list. 

Partner Lisa Black commented that “What’s so special about this recognition is that it’s based on feedback from our team … our people. A true culture of collaboration and support is only accomplished when everyone feels included and empowered to bring their full selves to work, every day. We will never stop striving to create that environment; it’s at the heart of who we are as an organization.” 

“I am so proud that BMS is recognized as being among the 2018 Best Small and Medium Workplaces.  Our firm culture means the world to us.  It is extremely important that everyone is treated with kindness and respect.  When people feel valued it has a tremendous positive impact,” said Partner Sheryl Sanford. 

Upon learning of the recognition, Associate Evan Rudnicki remarked that “It is both personally and professionally rewarding working at Black Marjieh.  The collaborative and supportive environment promotes a sense of unity and a common goal of striving for excellence.  At times, the work can be challenging and frustrating, but it’s the people that surround you - and believe in you - through the journey that makes all the difference, and is one of the many reasons why Black Marjieh is a fantastic place to work.  Team building lunches, after-work volleyball, and Friday Karaoke send-offs doesn’t hurt either.”     

Administrative assistant, and first-year law student, Diana Reynoso, exclaimed that “Black Marjieh is the best workplace in the world!  I have been with the firm since its inception and am thankful every day that I decided to join the BMS family.  To say that we are a family is an understatement.  We all genuinely care for each other and this triggers down from management.  I love that positions are just titles as everyone pitches in no matter how small the task.  Our frequent firm lunches and karaoke Fridays are a favorite.  As a single mother and first-year law student the support I have received from BMS is unmeasurable.  I am blessed to be part of the BMS family.”

“When it comes to revenue growth and innovation, the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces continue to outperform their peers making these companies more competitive and helping them secure their position in the marketplace,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “What these companies do differently than their peers is that they offer a great workplace for all employees, regardless of role or personal traits”.

Robert Leff