Palo Alto – October 28, 2021 – Cooley has been named a Top Performer by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The award recognizes the top 20% of LCLD member organizations, which include law firms and corporations, that have shown a strong commitment to building more diverse institutions and a more inclusive legal profession.
As one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity, the LCLD is composed of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a diverse US legal profession.
Cooley is dedicated to maintaining a truly diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences. The firm has been widely recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts by leading industry organizations and publications, including Diversity Lab, Working Mother, Crain’s New York Business and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
This year, Cooley again achieved Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification Plus status after completing the rigorous 12-month Mansfield 4.0 certification program. Law360 also recognized Cooley among the top firms noted for having the most diverse representation among its partnership, while the Women in Law Empowerment Forum awarded Cooley with its Gold Standard Certification for the 10th consecutive time for the firm’s commitment to the advancement of women in the legal industry. In addition, an article to be published by the UC Irvine Law Review in 2022 reveals that of the 20 firms handling the most significant public M&A transactions from 2014 to 2020, Cooley is the only one with equal gender representation in leading roles across such deals.
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