The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has announced that Barnes & Thornburg earned its MCCA Approved 2023 Silver Seal. MCCA Approved is a framework for establishing sustainable diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy focused on actionable solutions for law firms and corporate legal departments.
The accreditation is the result of Barnes & Thornburg’s tangible results in working to hire, retain and promote diverse attorneys. Those achievements include participating in corporate demographic diversity surveys; having a dedicated DEI Committee; establishing formal retention strategies; and conducting analysis of recruiting programs and career fair attendance.
MCCA Approved is distinguishable from other diversity initiatives as it establishes industry benchmarks, identifies leaders to support those who are starting their diversity, equity and inclusion journey, and standardizes DEI-related practices. The activities within MCCA Approved accreditation are informed by industry research, such as the MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey and Corporate Demographic Survey.
“Barnes & Thornburg is proud to earn the MCCA Approved Silver Seal. This recognition showcases our firm’s commitment to the retention and advancement of our diverse talent, which is our top focus,” said Dawn R. Rosemond, firm diversity partner. “To continue our work as an MCCA Approved Silver Seal organization this year, we are curating targeted exposure opportunities, developing and launching tailored professional development initiatives, and taking measures to ensure the increased substantive engagement of our diverse talent on client matters through things like, increased accountability tracking and client collaboration.”
The MCCA is the preeminent advisor to C-suites across corporate America on diversity, equity and inclusion and provides data-driven solutions for sustainable change, grounded in a quarter century of research and expertise.
With more than 800 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Philadelphia, Raleigh, South Florida, Salt Lake City, South Florida, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.