Taft Columbus partner Rita McNeil Danish has been appointed to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission by Gov. Mike DeWine. Her term began March 19, 2021 and will conclude July 28, 2025.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission is the primary educator and enforcer of Ohio’s laws against discrimination. The commissioners’ responsibility is to be professional, competent, and fair to its clients and to all Ohio citizens as it educates the public and investigates claims of discrimination. The Commission strongly promotes positive human relations among Ohio’s diverse population.
Core Values of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission
The Commission is committed to educating and serving the community in a professional and effective manner. Quality service is accomplished by using skilled and motivated employees who are responsive to constituents’ needs.
The Commission demonstrates its commitment to public service by being responsible, dependable, and professionally proactive, and maintains pride and excellence in fulfilling its mission.
The Commission empowers its employees to achieve a quality work product and harmonious workplace through open communication, positive interaction, and a spirit of cooperation.
The Commission respects the diversity, talents, and ideas of all of its employees, its most valued resources. It honors the right of every employee and the public to contribute, to be heard, and to be treated with dignity.
The Commission pledges to fulfill its duties and responsibilities in a fair and impartial manner and to be honest and trustworthy in its relationships with one another and with the public.
To learn more about the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, visit here.
About McNeil Danish
In addition to managing a thriving legal practice, McNeil Danish also serves as Taft’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Business Partner. In this role, she is a leader, advisor, advocate, and catalyst for change, and focuses on infusing DEI into Taft’s culture, across our offices, and in the communities served by the firm. McNeil Danish helps clients in the corporate community to navigate public sector organizations that are owned and operated by government entities. She also addresses organizations in the public sector, to provide legal counsel regarding the nuances of government law. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Howard University, and earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.