Celebrating Affinity: The Value of Heritage-Based Community


In the U.S., we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May and Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month in April.

To mark the occasions, we asked three members of #TeamOrrick what heritage-based affinity groups mean to them.

Members of our Asian Pacific Attorney Affinity Group, South Asian Affinity Group, and Middle Eastern and North African Attorney Affinity Group discuss in a new video how such organizations connect, support and strengthen while also raising awareness, promoting inclusion and pursuing equity.

“When I was progressing in my career, these organizations really played an instrumental role in supporting me so I think it’s important to be part of groups like this,” said partner Tony Chan. He shares his perspective in the video along with Deena Dulgerian, an associate, and Mahrukh Madad, a marketing and business development coordinator.