Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Receives Diversity Award from Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago

October 4, 2013

Chicago — The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announces that it has received the Diversity Award from the Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago.

Dan L. Boho, a Chicago-based leader of the Defense Litigation Department of Hinshaw, who received the award on behalf of Hinshaw at IABA’s 5th Annual Gala, said that "It was very exciting to visit with this talented and energetic group, which will be providing key leaders throughout the Chicago legal and business communities over the next few years." The Gala, “The Many Faces of IABA," was held on September 20, 2013, at the Stan Mansion in Chicago.

Founded in 2000, IABA promotes professional development for South Asian legal professionals; provides a forum for them to meet and exchange information and ideas; and disseminates information and opportunities on pro bono and other civic activities within the South Asian community.

A committed supporter of IABA, Hinshaw sponsored the IABA’s 5th Annual Gala. In addition, Hinshaw's Avanti D. Bakane serves on the 2013 Board as the Co-Vice President of Events, and the firm has hosted IABA events in the past, including IABA’s Annual Board Installation Ceremony in Chicago that took place in January of this year.

Leslie Richards-Yellen, Hinshaw’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, said, “Like IABA, we at Hinshaw believe that 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. I salute Avanti's long term leadership in this vibrant group.”

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.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.