We are very pleased to announce that our firm recently received the 2013 Defense Research Institute’s Law Firm Diversity Award. Established in 2002, the DRI Law Firm Diversity Award annually recognizes a DRI member law firm that has shown exemplary progress and achievements in its diversity program. To be considered for the award, a firm must show characteristics of a diversity strategy that is committed to the sensitivity and receptivity of diversity issues including promotion of its minority and women attorneys or volunteers within the firm. This is a wonderful honor, as only one law firm from across the entire country is recognized each year. We owe much to our Diversity Committee and to Jennifer Johnsen, who chairs that committee, for their leadership within the firm on this issue. Further, we owe much to our colleagues and employees for helping us to maintain a tremendous environment of openness and inclusion here at GWB.
GWB is currently comprised of 145 employees from 23 different states and five countries. The firm’s 67 attorneys hail from every region of the country, attended 26 different undergraduate institutions, and 16 different law schools.
For more information on the firm and this award, please see our statement on our main website.