Epstein Becker Green’s Kenneth G. Standard Honored as Part of The HistoryMakers CollectionOctober 13, 2014
NEW YORK (October 13, 2014) – The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green is pleased to announce that Kenneth G. Standard was interviewed in 2014 as part of The HistoryMakers collection, which is archived at the Library of Congress. The HistoryMakers is the nation’s largest African-American video oral history collection. It is also a leader in educating and enlightening millions worldwide by refashioning a more inclusive record of American history.
Mr. Standard has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to diversity through his efforts to make the legal profession more equitable and more reflective of the country’s diverse population. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He also earned an LL.M. from New York University Law School at night in the field of Trade Regulation. During his career before joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Standard worked as an attorney at various times for federal, state, and city government entities. In addition, he worked in the corporate world and at another national law firm prior to his joining Epstein Becker Green in 2004.
In 2006, the New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section created the Kenneth G. Standard Internship program in his honor, which is specifically designed to expose law students from a diverse range of backgrounds to the practice of law in a corporate environment. In 2011, Mr. Standard received the American Bar Association’s Alexander Award for Lifetime Achievement in Pipeline Diversity; in 2013, he was elected a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Standard and his late wife, Valerie Ann Salmon, have a daughter, Alison, and two sons, Devin and Trevor.
Mr. Standard will also be honored by Epstein Becker Green on October 29, 2014, at a cocktail reception to be held at the Harvard Club in New York, NY. He will be presented with the Epstein Becker Green “Make a Difference” Award. This event is part of the firm’s celebration of Diversity Awareness Month, which is occurring throughout the month of October and will include an education campaign and international food festival.
Since Epstein Becker Green’s establishment, the firm has been committed to creating a work environment that promotes diversity of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation and accommodates employees with disabilities. We welcome the unique perspectives that a diverse workforce brings to the firm, our clients, and our profession. Our ability to draw on talent from a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints is a key advantage.
About Epstein Becker Green
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., established in 1973, is a national law firm with approximately 250 lawyers practicing in 10 offices, in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s areas of practice include health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.