Press Releases May 28, 2021

BB&K Ranked No. 12 in U.S. on Diversity Scorecard

The American Lawyer Gave Firm High Rankings for Minority Equity Partners and Hispanic Attorneys

Best Best & Krieger LLP was ranked No. 12 in the U.S. on The American Lawyer 2021 Diversity Scorecard. In addition, BB&K was ranked No. 6 for Highest Percentage of Minority Equity Partners and No. 7 for Highest Percentage of Hispanic Attorneys by the legal publication that ranks U.S. law firms annually based on demographic surveys submitted by the firms.
 
“While BB&K’s high rankings on the Diversity Scorecard reflect the firm’s long-standing commitment to hiring, retaining and promoting minority and underrepresented attorneys and professional staff, we are always looking for opportunities to strengthen our efforts,” said Chief Talent Officer Danielle Sakai. “To that end, last year BB&K formed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. The Committee and its subcommittees create programs for attorneys, staff and clients that raise awareness of diversity issues and help the firm remain thoughtful and equitable in all our personnel and hiring activities.”
 
In publishing the Diversity Scorecard, The American Lawyer analyzed how U.S. law firms overall are progressing on diversity efforts, especially against the backdrop of last year’s COVID-19 pandemic and the focus on racial and social justice issues in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The publication found that the number of minority attorneys and partners increased from last year across the legal industry.
 
“Some attribute this continued progress to a maturing system of diversity and inclusion at law firms, while others have said the Black Lives Matter movement and the galvanizing effects of George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing wave of national protests pushed D&I to the forefront at firms. Both likely played a role in avoiding the setbacks of the last crisis,” the publication reports.
 
In the past year, BB&K’s DEI Committee produced firm-wide opportunities for attorneys and staff to learn from diversity experts and each other. It organized discussions on everything from implicit bias to bystander intervention methodology to police and city response in a racially charged shooting incident.
 
BB&K is also about to welcome law students for its annual Summer Associate program, which includes the recipient of the firm’s annual First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program. Learn more about BB&K’s commitment to Diversity by clicking here.

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Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With more than 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Ontario, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.bbklaw.com or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter or @BestBestKrieger on LinkedIn.

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