The pandemic has spurred a surge in work among public-sector clients, allowing for a crop of hires to bolster an already diverse staff at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor.

In the past 14 months—with the most recent hires coming in August and September—three female attorneys were brought in from the state Department of Education as partners to expand the firm’s education practice: Christine Soto, Caitlin Pletcher and Afshan Ajmiri Giner. Soto, of Puerto Rican descent, and Giner, who is South Asian, are diverse hires.