Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced today that the Firm has signed the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law's Pledge for Change. Created to focus attention on the role of lawyers with disabilities in the legal profession, the pledge affirms participating firms' commitment to diversity, specifically disability diversity. By signing the pledge, Kirkland commits, and encourages others in the legal industry to commit, to foster diversity in hiring practices and outreach programs.
"At Kirkland, we are committed to fostering diversity at all levels," said Walter Lohmann, co-chair of Kirkland's Firmwide Diversity Committee. "We are proud to sign the ABA Pledge for Change, and will continue to focus on recruitment, retention and promotion of a diverse team of lawyers and staff."
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.
About The American Bar Association
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.