How to be a renaissance man with Lloyd Freeman

Johnathan Gryzbowski

March 19, 2019


Lloyd Freeman is a Partner and Chief Diversity Officer at the firm. Lloyd concentrates his practice in the area of commercial and complex civil litigation in state and federal courts in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has represented clients in trials, arbitration and mediation in both states.

As Chief Diversity Officer, Lloyd carries out the firm’s vision to grow diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, as well as implements policies and procedures, and fosters programs to promote diversity throughout the firm.  He does this by promoting diversity and inclusion in the recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion of Archer attorneys, which includes maintaining an ex-officio position on the Personnel and Hiring Committees while serving as Chairman of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. 

I’ve known Lloyd since day 1. He was that believed in me when no one else gave me a chance. He was that got me into places I sure as hell didn’t deserve to be in. He made introductions when he didn’t need to, and has been a great friend. 

I’ve wanted to record this episode for a while now for many reasons. For starters, Lloyd is a world class gentleman and renaissance man. He’s good looking, smart, family focused, philanthropic, and the list goes on.

I wanted to get to the root as to how he became the man he is today.

His story about where he came from shaped that. The midwestern boy came from humble beginnings. This taught him a life lesson to do good and to help others.

As you know about my personal background and strong beliefs about having a more diverse world, Lloyd’s story about the great lengths he takes to make sure everyone feels welcome is inspiring and I am so grateful to call him a friend and can not wait to hear about all of the lives he has saved because of his wisdom.