Achieving diversity within our ranks isn't just good business sense, it's a matter of leadership, both in the profession and in our community. At Kirkland, we believe in fostering a culture in which differences are valued and where varying viewpoints are not just heard, they are encouraged.
To that end, the Racial/Ethnic Subcommittee of the Firmwide Diversity Committee is focused on office-specific, Firmwide, and external programs designed to address the needs and priorities of racial and ethnic minorities at Kirkland, including issues related to recruitment, retention and promotion within the Firm. The Subcommittee is also dedicated to furthering the involvement of racial and ethnic minorities in the legal profession as a whole. For more information on these initiatives, read about our Diversity Leadership Series.
The Firm's sustained commitment to racial/ethnic diversity has not gone unnoticed. A past recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's (MCCA) Thomas L. Sager Award (2001 - Midwest Region), Kirkland has consistently been recognized for the progress we've made with respect to diversity. In 2011, Kirkland rose seven spots to #30 on the Minority Law Journal Diversity Scorecard.