Jack Lord Profiled in Daily Business Review

09 August 2019 Daily Business Review News

Miami partner Jack Lord, co-chair of Foley’s Labor & Employment Practice, was profiled in the Daily Business Review article, “I’m Not Going to Hide Who I Am’: Attorney John ‘Jack’ Lord Jr. Champions LGBTQ Rights.”

In the profile, Lord discussed why he has always been open at work about his sexuality. “I personally have always been out at work, and I think it’s important,” said Lord, who also is co-chair of Foley’s LGBTQ affinity group. “Obviously, there are going to be people that, unfortunately, are going to make bad decisions because that’s on your website. But overall, I’m not going to hide who I am, and also I think it is a way to boost your career.”

Lord also discussed Foley’s commitment to diversity, including through its pro bono work which has included helping to support transgender rights and LGBTQ senior citizens. Lord noted that his pro bono work sometimes overlaps with his client work which includes training, counseling and defending employers. If, for example, a client hires a man who, six months later starts presenting as a woman and asking to be called by a different name, Lord educates and advises that company about what it should and shouldn’t do, “I don’t fault people for not knowing,” he said. “I do want them to be curious, and I want them to be open minded.”

Related Services


Bad Holiday Season News! Estimates of an increase of Cyberattacks 20%!
13 December 2019
Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog
Driving the Future of Automotive Technology
12 December 2019
Manufacturing Industry Advisor
Massachusetts Governor Proposes Facility Fee Ban
12 December 2019
Health Care Law Today
American Rule Prevails; PTO May Not Collect In-House Attorneys' Fees as "Expenses"
12 December 2019
IP Litigation Current
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
04-05 March 2020
Washington, D.C.
Foley/Deloitte Compliance and Privacy Officer Roundtable
27 February 2020
Boston, MA
Let’s Talk Compliance
24 January 2020
Orlando, FL
New England Alliance Annual Meeting
15-17 January 2020
Woodstock, VT