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Washington, D.C. – LAWFUEL – Law News & Law Jobs – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm will receive the prestigious Entrepreneurial Star Award presented by the Business Women’s Network (BWN) and Diversity Best Practices (DBP) in recognition of its strong and ongoing commitment to diversity in the workplace, and in the business and civic communities.

The award recognizes those who have:
• Demonstrated a sustained commitment to women
• Reached ‘outside the box’ with breakthrough approaches to time-honored practices
• Broken barriers and/or served in extraordinary circumstances
• Improved the lives of people around them and/or maximized their potential
• Served as a role model for others

The firm was nominated for the award by Boardroom Bound®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the corporate boardroom by matriculating women and
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ethnically diverse individuals from their Boardology® Institute and promoting them for corporate board service. Foley joined Boardroom Bound as a Charter Corporate Partner in 2004. Since then, the firm has cultivated a strong partnership with Boardroom Bound, including involvement in its Boardology Seminars, which are intensive two-day programs designed to help women and minorities conduct successful board appointment campaigns.

Elizabeth P. Gray, an attorney in Foley’s Washington, D.C. office, has dedicated countless hours to Boardroom Bound seminars as a speaker on the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

“Over the past five years, the effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on corporate governance have become an important subject for corporate leaders,” Gray said. “As the topic evolves, I look forward to continuing our partnership with Boardroom Bound and building on the programs offered this year.”

Gray will accept the award on behalf of the firm at the awards breakfast during BWN’s Diversity and Women’s Leadership Summit and Gala on October 26 at the Marriott Wardman Towers in Washington, D.C.

“This recognition by BWN and Boardroom Bound is particularly gratifying because diversity is a top priority of our law firm,” said Maureen A. McGinnity, the firm’s chief diversity partner.

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. The firm’s Web site can be found at www.foley.com.

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