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Sedgwick Named a "Top Firm for Diversity"
Sedgwick LLP has been ranked number 39 out of 194 major U.S. firms on The American Lawyer’s “Diversity Scorecard” for 2011
“Our continued improvement on the ‘Diversity Scorecard’ is indicative of Sedgwick’s commitment to recruit, retain and create opportunities for diverse lawyers,” said Sedgwick Chair Michael Tanenbaum. “At Sedgwick, we understand that our lives and experiences are enriched by our interaction with the diverse members of the Sedgwick family. By embracing diversity, the world view of our trial attorneys is expanded and our ability to understand and communicate with jurors across the country is enhanced.”
The top 40 law firms were honored at the “Top Firms for Diversity” Awards Reception on December 8, 2011. Sedgwick New York attorney and Diversity Committee member Jessika Moon represented the firm at the event. The American Lawyer distinction was the fifth such recognition Sedgwick’s diversity efforts have garnered this year. Sedgwick was named one of three finalists for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’
“A successful approach to diversity at any law firm must start from the top,” said Sedgwick Diversity Committee Co-Chair Craig Barnes. “At Sedgwick, we have the commitment of our chair and all the members of our Management Committee, many of whom also serve on our Diversity Committee.”
“The recognition Sedgwick has received this year not only reflects management’s commitment to advancing diversity at the firm, but it also reflects our belief that it is just the right thing to do,” added Sedgwick Diversity Committee Co-Chair Tanya Lawson.
The international trial firm of Sedgwick LLP provides trial, appellate, litigation management, counseling, risk management and transactional legal services to the world’s leading companies. With more than 370 attorneys in offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Orange County (California)
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