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Diversity & Inclusion

Recognition & Awards

Our dedicated and sustained commitment to a diverse and inclusive firm culture has led to recognition by a number of organizations and publications.

Citi Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award
The firm was awarded the inaugural law firm Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award from the Citi Global Legal Diversity Council.
—Citi, 2017

Gold Standard Certification 
The firm received Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).
—WILEF, 2017, 2015, 2012

100% Rating-Corporate Equality Index Survey
The firm received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign.
Human Rights Campaign, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Top 25 Law Firms for Overall Diversity
Rated by law firm associates as one of the "Top 25 Law Firms for Overall Diversity"
Vault, 2018, 2017, 2013

Top 25 Law Firms for LGBT Diversity
Rated by law firm associates as one of the "Top 25 Law Firms for LGBT Diversity"
- Vault, 2017

Top Firms for Diversity
The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal ranked the firm as one of the “Top Firms for Diversity”
The American LawyerThe National Law Journal, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Thomas L. Sager Award for the Northeast Region 
The firm received the “Thomas L. Sager Award for the Northeast Region” from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association in recognition of the firm’s commitment to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys.
—Minority Corporate Counsel Association, 2015, 2006

Bank of America Diversity & Inclusion Council Award 
The firm was awarded the third annual law firm diversity award from Bank of America's Legal Department and its Diversity and Inclusion Business Council.
—Bank of America, 2015

New York Law Journal Diversity Initiative Honoree 
The firm was recognized by the New York Law Journal's Diversity Initiative Project 2015 for the firm’s commitment to creating an atmosphere of empowerment for women lawyers.
New York Law Journal, 2015

Yale Law Women Top 10 Family Friendly Firm Award
The firm was recognized as a Top 10 Family Friendly Firm.
Yale Law Women, 2013

Americas Women in Business Law Award
The firm received the Americas Women in Business Law Award in the category of Best Firm for Diversity in US Northeast.
Euromoney Legal Media Group, 2013

A-List
The American Lawyer ranked the firm as one of its elite “A-List Firms” (which includes diversity as one of four factors)
The American Lawyer, 2017, 2013, 2012, 2011 

Top 20 Law Firms for Diversity for Minorities
Rated by law firm associates as one of the "Top 20 law firms for Diversity for Minorities"
Vault, 2012

Top Companies for LGBT Equality 
Work Life Matters magazine ranked the firm as one of the “Top Companies for LGBT Equality”
Work Life Matters, 2011

Most LGB-Friendly Firm
The UK Black Solicitors Network’s Fifth Diversity League Table ranked the firm #2 as the “Most LGB-Friendly Firm”
UK Black Solicitors Network’s Fifth Diversity League Table, 2011 

Best Law Firms for Women 
Working Mother magazine rated the firm as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” 
—Working Mother, 2008 

Hiring and Promoting Diverse Attorneys
The UK Black Solicitors Network’s Diversity League Table recognized the firm for “Hiring and Promoting Diverse Attorneys.”
UK Black Solicitors Network’s Diversity League Table, 2007 

Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity
Multicultural Law magazine ranked the firm among the “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity”
Multicultural Law, 2006 

Ranked # 1 for Diversity
Multicultural Law magazine ranked the firm #1 among the “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity”
Multicultural Law, 2005 

Ranked # 2 for Diverse Associates
Multicultural Law magazine ranked the firm #2 among “Top 50 Law Firms for Diverse Associates”
Multicultural Law, 2005 

Top Diversity Web Presence
Diversity & the Bar magazine recognized the firm as having a “Top Diversity Web Presence”
—Diversity & the Bar, 2005 

Top Law Firm for Diversity
Morgan Stanley recognized the firm as a “Top Law Firm for Diversity”
—Morgan Stanley, 2004

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Key Contact(s)

Jessica Maroney Shillito
Director, Global Diversity
& Inclusion
+1 212 848 7420
jessica.shillito shearman.com

Evelyn Molina
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
+1 212 848 5021
evelyn.molina shearman.com

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