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Diversity

BSP is a certified, woman-owned law firm dedicated to maintaining a work environment that is inclusive of our differences. We believe that the diverse backgrounds of our lawyers and staff foster creativity and innovation that enable us to provide a higher level of service to our clients. When selecting experts, court reporters, and other outside vendors, we make it a priority to consider diversity. Our team, comprised of experienced professionals, delivers results generally associated with larger firms, while still providing the personal attention and cost efficiency of a smaller, specialized firm.

The BSP team is led by majority owner and managing partner Cheryl Bush. Cheryl is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has been recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a “Leader in the Law,” and was honored with the “Breakthrough Award” by the National Association of Women Business Owners, ranking her among the top 10 women business owners in Michigan. BSP is an active member of the National Association of Minority and Woman Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) and the National Association of Women’s Business Owners (“NAWBO”) and is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”).

Inclusion Initiatives

In addition to our internal diversity efforts, BSP actively participates within the organizations to which we belong, including speaking at conferences and expos throughout the country. We invite clients to attend diversity conferences and assist in growing and developing their in-house counsel relationships. We also incorporate our clients in speaking roles, planning committees, and co-authoring opportunities. One of BSP’s notable diversity initiatives took place in October 2010. BSP, on behalf of NAMWOLF, moderated a Capitol Hill Briefing Session for members of Congress and various federal agencies regarding the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act’s provisions regarding diversity inclusion. This was followed by a meeting with representatives from the Executive Office of the President to discuss the challenges minority- and women-owned law firms face with regard to contracting opportunities with the federal government.

Cheryl Bush previously co-chaired NAMWOLF’s Government Advocacy Committee, where she led monthly conference calls and participated in biannual meetings, with the goal of advancing women and minorities in the legal profession. BSP is active in many NAMWOLF committees and initiatives, including the Product Liability Practice Area Committee (PAC), Insurance PAC, Trials PAC, and the Marketing Best Practices Committee.

Recognition

2017 Honoree, Michigan’s Salute to Diversity — Diversity Business Leader by Corp! Magazine

2016 NAMWOLF Law Firm MVP Award

2013 American Arab Professional of the Year Award in the Legal Category to Moheeb Murray by the American Arab Chamber of Commerce

2010 Honoree, Michigan’s Salute to Diversity—Diversity-Focused Company by Corp! Magazine

2006 Breakthrough Award to Cheryl Bush by the National Association of Women Business Owners

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