Milwaukee – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm has been presented with the prestigious 2006 Drucilla Stender Ramey Award by the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) in recognition of its strong and ongoing commitment to diversity.
The annual award is designed to honor an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the legal profession and enhancing opportunities for attorneys of color. The award, named after the longtime executive director of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and one of the co-founders of the CMCP, is presented to the majority-owned law firm member of the organization that has demonstrated the strongest commitment to diversity.
Foley received the award at the CMCP Awards Luncheon at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.
Among the indicators of Foley’s diversity commitment recognized by CMCP are the numbers of ethnically diverse partners and leaders in the firm. CMCP also was impressed by the active participation of Foley lawyers in planning and presenting CMCP programs designed to expand
opportunities for diverse law students and attorneys generally, as well as the firm’s significant financial and human resource investment in promoting diversity internally by, for example, establishing a professionally staffed Diversity Business Department.
“This recognition by CMCP is particularly gratifying because diversity is a top priority of our law firm,” said Maureen A. McGinnity, the firm’s chief diversity partner. “We are dedicated to fostering an environment that embraces differences, promotes equality, and engenders mutual respect, ultimately creating a culture of inclusion where everyone has the opportunity to excel.”
Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.