Godwin Ronquillo Earns Texas Diversity Council’s Corporate DiversityFIRST™ Award

DALLAS – LawFuel.com – Dallas-based Godwin Ronquillo PC has been selected by the Texas Diversity Council as a 2009 corporate division DiversityFIRST™ Awards winner in recognition of the law firm’s diversity and inclusion advocacy.

The DiversityFIRST™ Awards program recognizes the accomplishments and sustained commitment by individuals, community organizations, businesses, corporations and/or nonprofit organizations in the area of promoting appreciation for diversity, inclusion, and cultural understanding in the workplace and community.

Godwin Ronquillo will be honored during the Best Practices and DiversityFIRST™ Awards Luncheon on June 10 at Southern Methodist University’s Hughes-Trigg Ballroom. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins will be the keynote speaker. For more information on the luncheon, visit http://www.texasdiversitycouncil.org/NTLuncheon09.html.

“We are very proud to receive this recognition, not because of the award, but what it represents,” says Donald E. Godwin, firm Chairman and CEO. “We have always sought to recruit the most talented and dedicated attorneys and staff possible. We work hard every day at creating and fostering an environment where attorneys and staff can meet and exceed their professional goals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.”

Among the DiversityFIRST™ Awards criteria for businesses are a demonstrated commitment to a diversified workforce in which all persons are afforded employment and advancement opportunities; leadership with the vision to confront inequities through decision-making, allocation of recourses and establishment of priorities; a demonstrated consistent pattern of organizational commitment to recruitment and retention of underrepresented populations; and promotion of diversity initiatives.

“The attorneys we recruit come to us because, first, they understand the quality of the work we do and, second, because they appreciate our culture,” says Marcos G. Ronquillo, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Shareholder. “We work hard to maintain an inclusionary atmosphere that is respectful to every member of our firm. In doing that it fosters an atmosphere of success.”

This is the second consecutive year the Texas Diversity Council has honored Godwin Ronquillo. In 2008, Mr. Ronquillo was one of four recipients of the Legal Diversity Award. Honorees are individuals with a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion and cultural understanding. Mr. Ronquillo was honored for his role in the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys, as well as his efforts to ensure equal opportunities for all persons involved in the legal profession.

Godwin Ronquillo PC is a Dallas-based trial and appellate firm that represents Fortune 500 and middle-market industry leaders in Mission Critical Litigation® throughout the United States.

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