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Katten Earns a Spot in the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index

Applauded for fostering an inclusive workplace

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP recently announced that it has been featured in the Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index. The index analyzes standards of excellence in diversity and inclusion measures. It checks for company culture, best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from underrepresented groups, and transparency in sharing demographic data and progress made in hiring, retaining and promoting women, people of color and other minority groups. Katten is a full-service law firm with close to 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in Shanghai and London. As a result of its measures in diversity, the company has made it to the list.

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A number of diversity and inclusion measures employed!

Katten Muchin was one of the few companies that scored over 60% in the said criteria to be included in the index. The firm has employed a number of diversity and inclusion measures. The foremost among those is the certification for meeting standards of the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule pilot program. As a result of this program, the representation of female lawyers and attorneys of color in law firm leadership is on the rise. In addition, the firm also participates in the Mansfield Rule 2.0 program to further improve diversity in its leadership ranks. Katten has also scheduled an LGBT Attorney Retreat for this August.

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Fostering diversity is of utmost importance

Leslie D. Minier, Katten’s Chief Diversity Partner told that fostering diversity and supporting an inclusive workplace was of supreme significance to the firm and its clients. “We value diversity and inclusion and have invested in initiatives to help move the needle because doing so will help our attorneys thrive in their careers and be successful in achieving strategic business goals,” she said.

Additionally, Katten Muchin also offers sponsorship programs that pair firm leaders with diverse attorneys. The aim is to identify and achieve career goals, develop their skill sets, and enhance visibility within the organization. Because of its diverse team, the firm’s clients are from various industries in the public and private domain. And this includes one-third of the Fortune 100. Furthermore, it also serves government bodies, non-profits, and individuals.

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