Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Receives DRI's Law Firm Diversity Award for 2012
CHICAGO, IL – The law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that Hinshaw has been awarded the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI’s) annual Law Firm Diversity Award. The award will be presented at DRI’s annual meeting in New Orleans on October 25, 2012.
Established in 2002, the DRI Law Firm Diversity Award recognizes one DRI member law firm that has achieved outstanding diversity goals. Hinshaw was selected for its having achieved significant success in the area of law department management, demonstrated a commitment to increase diversity within and outside its legal departments, and made significant civic contributions. Criteria for selection included: demonstrated commitment to diversity as evidenced by a formal diversity plan committed to achievement, and sensitivity and receptivity of diversity issues including promotion of minority and women attorneys.
“We are extremely proud to have been recognized by DRI, the nation’s leading defense bar organization, for our significant diversity- and inclusion-related efforts,” said Donald L. Mrozek, Chairman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. “As we move forward, we intend to continue to set the bar nationally in developing innovative and effective means to be a truly diverse and fully inclusive law firm,” he added.
Leslie Richards-Yellen, Hinshaw’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, said, “Being a diverse and inclusive law firm benefits our clients, the communities where we practice, and our firm. This award is a validation of the quality and effectiveness of the programs we have put in place.”
Hinshaw is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting its attorneys and staff members without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Hinshaw believes that achieving this objective has positive business, economic and social consequences for our firm and our communities. We are committed to maintaining this objective in both the short and long terms. Always mindful of this mission, the firm actively and aggressively seeks to hire, retain and promote diverse lawyers, including African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, Women and LGBT attorneys.