ATLANTA – May 29, 2020 – Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to announce that the firm has risen seven spots on The American Lawyer’s 2020 Diversity Scorecard, an annual ranking of large U.S. law firms based on their percentage of minority attorneys and partners in U.S. offices.
“We’re pleased with our most recent advancement on the American Lawyer’s 2020 Diversity Scorecard as it shows our programs, policies, and initiatives are working to benefit our attorneys of all backgrounds,” said Michelle Wimes, chief diversity and professional development officer. “We will continue to reflect the diversity of our clients, attorneys, staff, and in the communities where we work.”
The American Lawyer’s 2020 Diversity Scorecard records the average number of full-time-equivalent minority attorneys—Asian-American, African-American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial attorneys—at Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 law firms in the calendar year 2019. The list considers the percentage of minority attorneys in each firm, double-counting partners to emphasize the importance of promoting minority attorneys, and compiles the figures into a uniform score. Partner statistics include both equity and nonequity partners. Nonpartner figures include associates as well as special counsel, of counsel and other staff attorneys. The survey does not include contract attorneys.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for nine consecutive years. In 2020, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Labor Law – Management and Litigation – ERISA categories. Ogletree Deakins has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies. www.ogletree.com