Arent Fox partner Alan Fishel quoted in the Washington Lawyer"Law Firms, Public Schools Team Up for DC Kids"
July/August 2010 - Arent Fox partner Alan Fishel was quoted in the Washington Lawyer magazine discussing Arent Fox’s long-time partnership with Randle Highlands Elementary School in the District of Columbia.
‘Arent Fox LLP has had a partnership with Randle Highlands Elementary School in Southeast for close to 12 years, during which time it has sponsored, organized, and conducted art contests, career panels, debates, and a geography competition, as well as smaller efforts such as holiday parties and book drives.
“We come up with a bunch of creative ideas and that helps get more people energized and wanting to get more involved,” said Arent Fox partner Alan G. Fishel, who heads the partnership at his firm.
Fishel also created the GeoPlunge Tournament (based on a geography game he created), which has grown to city-wide competition in which 40 District public schools – and even Chancellor Rhee--- participated last year. While the focus of such efforts is to benefit the kids, participating firms also can take away something from the experience.
“I think it creates really positive vibes at the firm and generates so much enthusiasm from all ranks and departments, as well as builds bonds, which I think is a positive thing for a firm,” Fishel says.’