Atlanta Associate Pierce Hand has been appointed alumni member of Emory University’s Search Committee for the director of the Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE). The committee is composed of diverse alumni, faculty and student representatives who are committed to diversity and inclusion. The committee will review applicants and conduct interviews for the esteemed position. Hand is the immediate past chair of the Atlanta Caucus of Emory Black Alumni (CEBA).
RACE first opened in 1979 as the Office of Minority Student Programs, which later became the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (OMPS). RACE is driven by an enduring commitment to building inclusive and racially just communities through examination of the nature of race and its impact on individual, cultural and communal development.
Hand is a member of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s Commercial Disputes Practice Team. His practice includes representing financial institutions and businesses in complex litigation involving loan servicing claims, commercial contract disputes, and various commercial tort actions. His practice also includes trust and estate litigation and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation. Hand is a past Teach For America Corps Member in Metro Atlanta and an active member of BCLP’s LGBTQ Lawyers and Lawyers of Color Affinity Groups.