Check This Out, Folks: Billboard Truck in Front of Skadden Arps Office in Delaware


Dear friends,

Folks, you have to check this out… eye-popping stuff happening in Delaware! Right in front of law firm Skadden Arps’ office is a billboard on the back of a truck calling the firm out for a lack of diversity. I’m going to step aside, so you can scroll down and check out the article from Delaware Business Now.

Respectfully submitted,

Judson Bennett

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Skadden Arps gets truck billboard treatment, with TransPerfect group claiming the law firm lacks diversity.

Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware sponsored a billboard truck taking aim at the law firm of Skadden Arps.

The group, comprised of TransPerfect employees and Delaware residents, according to its website, has been calling for more diversity at the firm and others like it. TransPerfect has been in a long-running dispute over billing for a Skadden Arps attorney who served as custodian for the company deadlock.

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Said Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign (CPBD) Manager Chris Coffey, “For months now our members have been calling for Delaware to make progress in diversifying its court system, but to no avail. We said from the beginning we weren’t going to be afraid of calling out those we see responsible for perpetuating a rigged system the only helps a select few, and this billboard shows how serious we are about that.

“The inequities in Delaware’s justice system, caused by a court system run by mostly white judges is a direct result of firms like Skadden Arps denying opportunities to people of color. We can’t possibly expect the judges in our courts to accurately reflect the racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic diversity of this state if they aren’t given the opportunity to gain the relevant experience.

“Lacking diversity in our justice system is a national and systemic issue. But in a state that’s home to the country’s busiest corporate courts, where judges are handpicked to join an old boys’ club from top firms like Skadden, it’s critical we end the status quo.”

Skadden did not immediately respond to an Email message seeking comment.

About Judson Bennett

Captain A. Judson Bennett was a life- long resident of Lewes, DE. He served the maritime industry for 33 years, primarily as a Delaware River Pilot, guiding large ships to the Port of Philadelphia. Captain Bennett has been an active and consistent entrepreneur over the years.

He was elected as a Lewes City Councilman for 6 years. Afterwards he ran for the Sussex County Council as a Republican, and with 20 thousand people voting, lost Delaware’s closest election by 3 votes to an 8 year incumbent. Abandoning his personal political ambitions, he became the Republican District leader, advocating conservative values. Captain Bennett became a lobbyist in the state legislature advocating among many ideas, financial literacy concepts in education. He managed several political campaigns, including one for Governor of Delaware and one for the US Senate against VP Joe Biden. He is now the owner, operator, and writer for the Coastal Network which communicates regularly with over 6000 people throughout the State of Delaware.

Captain Bennett is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, DE (where the movie “The Dead Poet’s Society was filmed) and also graduated “Magna Cum Laude” from the University of Delaware with a BA in Criminal Justice and an MA in Liberal Studies.

He is now a Widower, living in West Palm Beach, Florida. Captain Bennett has one son, three grandchildren, and one great grand-daughter, all who live in Richmond, Virginia.