April 7, 2016
Fish & Richardson Ranks in Top 15 Percent of Law Firms for Diversity
Fish & Richardson announced today that it ranked in the top 15 percent of law firms for diversity, according to the 2016 American Lawyer (Am Law) Diversity Scorecard. The rankings, which placed Fish at 26 out of 220 firms, are based on inclusion of Asian-American, African-American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American, and self-described multiracial attorneys at Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 law firms.
"We are honored to have our diversity efforts recognized once again. Fish is very focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce as part of our mission to promote a creative, respectful, and inclusive culture that values the diversity of people," said Ahmed J. Davis, National Chair of the Diversity Initiative and Principal of the firm. "Every day, we see clients, jurors, and judges in courts across the country that are themselves diverse. When we can present a trial team that looks like them, we inherently come to the table with more credibility. Diversity is not just the right thing to do, it is part of a sound, forward-thinking business strategy."
Fish is consistently recognized as one of the country's top law firms for diversity, and recently was named to Vault, Inc.'s 2016 Best Law Firms for Diversity including itsTop 25 List for Minorities, Top 25 List forIndividuals with Disabilities, and Top 25 List for Military Veterans. In 2015, Fish was named a "Top Firm" for Minority Attorneys by Law360 and received a top rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2015 Corporate Equality Index, which rates businesses for the treatment of LGBT employees in the workplace.
The Diversity Scorecard records the average number of full-time-equivalent minority attorneys - Asian-American, African-American, Latino or Hispanic, Native American and self-described multiracial attorneys - at Am Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 law firms in the calendar year 2015. Each firm’s diversity score is calculated by adding the minority percentage of all U.S. attorneys at the firms surveyed to the minority percentage of all U.S. partners at those firms.
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