In Good Company Issue No. 11
Each month we’ll be sharing positive stories that we’re hearing. Join us on this journey as we recognize these resilient companies and individuals that are finding ways to give back to the community. We're proud to be IN GOOD COMPANY.
This month's stories:
- Women In Film has launched Hire Her Back, a multimedia campaign that encourages entertainment industry employers to hire women and people of color upon returning to production mode following shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. WIF — working in tandem with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Women In Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) — is also mounting the Hire Her Back Fund to provide grants to women whose livelihoods have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will be administered by the Actors Fund. READ MORE
- Shield LA is a B Corp designing and producing low-cost PPE locally and at scale. Founded by several Angelenos, including furloughed Disney engineers, Shield LA has provided protective face shields paid for with donor dollars to over 40 hospitals around the world. Shield LA recently partnered with the Greater Los Angeles Hospital Registry to procure and donate 13,000 face shields to 15 hospitals across Los Angeles County. They are currently working to design and manufacture gowns and other essential protective equipment for frontline medical workers, and donate a percentage of proceeds from sales to hospitals in need.
- Alpert Vision Care, led by Matthew Alpeprt, O.D., distributed 35,000 masks to fellow optometrists to keep the frontline of eyecare and their patients safe and healthy.
- Greenberg Glusker bankruptcy attorney Keith Banner worked in conjunction with Public Counsel on a pro bono matter that resulted in over $320,000 in student debt being discharged for one individual, marking the largest successful discharge of student loan debt through the assistance of Public Counsel’s Debtor Assistance Project. READ MORE
- LeBron James is launching a multimillion-dollar campaign to recruit young poll workers in Black communities for the November election. The initiative focuses on recruiting poll workers through a paid advertising campaign and a corporate partnership program that encourages employees to volunteer. READ MORE
We’ve all received several alerts over the past number of months regarding the various local, state and federal initiatives that have been enacted to combat the global pandemic. This is not one of those newsletters. For the latest legal insights, please refer to the firm’s Coronavirus Resource Center. To the extent that you have any questions in light of any developments, we are available to assist.