Mayer Brown was honored by the Posse Foundation at its annual Power of 10 gala, which celebrates diversity in higher education and the workforce.

Posse honored Mayer Brown for its deep commitment to supporting children and education in the DC area. Since partnering with Posse in 2015, the firm has hosted 11 Posse Scholars as summer interns, helping them gain valuable work experience and insights into the field of law. In addition, lawyers and staff have volunteered as Dynamic Assessment Process (DAP) evaluators (Posse’s unique interview process for evaluating candidates), resume and writing coaches, and career mentors. They have also informally mentored Scholars before and after graduation, supported Posse events and served in leader¬ship positions in the organization. The firm has hosted DAP group interviews, internship celebrations, and alumni inductions in its conference space.

Posse specifically highlighted Mayer Brown’s multidimensional community service and pro bono campaign, “Making the Case for Kids,” which supports children and education. Through this program, Mayer Brown helps individuals pursue opportunities while bolstering charitable organizations that share a common commitment to children and education. The firm collaborates with a dozen partnership organizations and has received nearly a half-dozen recognitions from partner organizations, including Higher Achievement and Children’s Law Center.

Linda Rhodes, Mayer Brown partner and Posse leadership council member, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf.

“We are constantly amazed by the talents and accomplishments of the Posse Scholars and proud to partner together with the Posse Foundation to mentor, support and provide opportunities for these deserving young leaders,” said Ms. Rhodes.

Daniel Masur, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, added, “It’s our hope that as a collective force, we can attack systemic problems so that every child in our community has broader access to quality educational opportunities.”

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains incredible young leaders and sends them in Posses with full-tuition scholarships to top colleges and universities across the country.