Accenture’s Outside Counsel Diversity Award Honors Law Firms

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Accenture has recognized three law firms with its Outside Counsel Diversity Award, celebrating firms working with the company that are making significant progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

“The winners share our belief in the power of diversity to bring insights, experience and innovation to the legal profession,” said Joel Unruch, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Accenture. “We believe that all our partners can realize opportunities to make significant contributions to advancing inclusion, diversity and equity — in their own firms and in the legal profession as a whole.”

The three awarded firms include:

  • Baker McKenzie: Awarded for the second consecutive year, the firm has made progress toward its “40:40:20” global gender targets for leadership, representing 40% male, 40% female and 20% non-binary or flexible by 2025.
  • Fish & Richardson: The firm prioritizes gender diversity, combatting the historical underrepresentation of women in patent law. Forty-four percent of its management committee and 66% of associates come from diverse backgrounds, and 21% of principals and 40% of associates are women.
  • Mayer Brown: A team of DEI professionals ensures that lawyers from diverse backgrounds are supported and given ample opportunities to ascend into leadership positions.

“We work with legal partners that put inclusion, diversity and equity at the heart of their firms — like us, they believe that diversity fosters innovation, attracts the best talent and drives meaningful change,” said Julie Sweet, Chair and CEO of Accenture. “We are honored to recognize these exceptional firms, whose unwavering commitment to diversity continually raises the bar for their work — and ours.”


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