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Dorcas R. Gilmore

Gilmore Khandhar, LLC
Securities Law


    Dorcas R. Gilmore is a racial and economic justice attorney and consultant with over twenty years of experience working with national, regional, and local organizations across the United States. She is a principal of Gilmore Khandhar, LLC, a solidarity economies law firm representing social ventures, investors, and community enterprises that create a more just and equitable economy. She began her legal career as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Community Law Center, where she developed a youth business legal services program and represented communities fighting anti-gentrification efforts. She was an Assistant General Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), serving as corporate counsel and economic and environmental and climate justice advocacy counsel for the national office and over 2,200 state and local affiliates. She received the NAACP Staff Attorney of the Year Award for her work. She was a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School. She is a Past Chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Community Economic Development Committee and former Governing Committee member of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. She is currently on the Board of Directors of Black Lives Matter Grassroots, Global Boatworks Holdings, Inc., and Baltimore Action Legal Team. She was a founding Advisory Committee member of the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law’s Racial Justice Institute and Board of Directors of the National Black Worker Centers. Committed to building the field, she has directed community equity development law clinics and trained law students as a Practitioner in Residence at American University Washington College of Law and Visiting Associate Professor at George Washington University Law School and University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Prior to her legal career, she worked abroad on international economic development efforts as a part of the Dominican Republic’s Presidential Plan Against Poverty. She graduated from Rollins College and the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where she was a Gilbert & Jaylee Mead Public Interest Scholar.

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