ATLANTA– LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire –On April 24, Ogletree Deakins was one of two firms in the country honored with the Pfizer Diversity Award. The award was given to Ogletree Deakins in recognition of its outstanding commitment to diversity and for providing a diverse team of attorneys to oversee Pfizer projects. The firm received the award at Pfizer’s inaugural P3 Diversity Summit, which took place at the company’s headquarters in New York City.
“This is a real honor for the firm,” said Donald S. Prophete, chief diversity officer for Ogletree Deakins. “Diversity in the legal profession is a priority for our firm because it enables us to better serve the needs of our clients. Because of our continued commitment to diversity, we now have more women and minority lawyers serving in prominent positions of responsibility, including on our Board of Directors, Management Committee, and other key committees within our firm.“
In addition to receiving the Pfizer Diversity Award, Ogletree Deakins has also received national media recognition for its commitment to the utilization of minority and women lawyers. The firm was ranked second nationally in the AmLaw 250 for its percentage of African American lawyers and was ranked number nine on the list of “Top 25 Law Firms for African Americans” in the 2005 edition of Multicultural Law magazine. Ogletree Deakins was also credited with having one of the best African American diversity records among law firms in the United States, according to USA Today, and was also ranked among the top 100 law firms nationwide in the Minority Law Journal’s 2006 Diversity Scorecard.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 350 lawyers located in 28 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U.S.
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