New York – May 7, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that partner Joseph Drayton was selected as one of only four attorneys in New York to be recognized by the New York City Bar Association with a 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award. The award recognizes the critical role that the recipients have played in initiating and sustaining change to promote diversity within their organizations and the New York legal community.
Joe Drayton is a member of Cooley's intellectual property litigation practice group and resides in the firm's New York office.
The New York City Bar will present the 2014 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Awards at a June 18 dinner to celebrate the organization's 30 years of efforts to promote diversity.
According to the New York City Bar, the recipients "embody the New York City Bar's Statement of Diversity Principles, which defines diversity as an inclusive concept, encompassing race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability and marital and parental status."
The organization specifically noted Joe's participation in its Enhance Diversity in the Profession Committee and his active memberships in other bar groups.
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