Mayer Brown received Lawyers of Color’s “Industry Leader Diversity Award.” This inaugural honor recognizes law firms that satisfy a range of criteria, including:
- At least one staff member with the word “equity,” “diversity,” or “inclusion” in their title;
- At least one attorney of color who is a managing partner, executive/management committee member, or practice group head; and
- At least four percent Black attorneys.
“We are honored to be recognized for the progress we have made in the DEI arena, but we realize our work is not done,” said Jeremiah DeBerry, partner and the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Mayer Brown. “There is much more to be accomplished and we are committed to continuing to foster a diverse, supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.”
Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. It celebrates attorneys of color and conducts research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.