London — Mayer Brown received two honors for its standout achievements in the area of diversity and inclusion at the AS All Star Awards 2019 held in London.
The Firm was recognized in the Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion category for its ongoing commitment to programs and policies that increase the diversity of its trainee intake in London. The firm was applauded for its use of a variety of measures, including unconscious bias training and blind CV recruitment and mentoring.
Mayer Brown's Senior Graduate Recruitment and Development Manager, Danielle White, was also honored with the Individual Commitment to increasing Diversity & Inclusion award for her dedication and active role in the delivery of Mayer Brown’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in London.
Sally Davies, London Senior Partner at Mayer Brown, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized twice at the AS All Star Awards. Danielle is incredibly committed to driving our diversity and inclusion agenda forward. The time, energy and effort that she puts into her work goes above and beyond and it is with this passion that she pursues every possible opportunity in order to help broaden access to the legal industry and develop a more diverse pool of candidates for the firm. Her efforts and those of the wider team have resulted in the firm recruiting 78 percent of its 2020 trainees from underrepresented groups, which is a fantastic achievement."
The AS All Star Awards recognize the efforts of the affiliate law firms and legal teams who work with Aspiring Solicitors to drive the diversity and inclusion agenda and increase diversity within the profession.
Aspiring Solictors works with law firms and legal teams to increase diversity in the legal profession by providing access, opportunity and assistance to students from underrepresented groups.