Diversity and Inclusion

Awards and Recognition


  • Recipient of the 2023 Corporate Award from the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association
  • Achieved Mansfield Certification status, a structured certification process designed to ensure all talent at participating law firms have a fair and equal opportunity to advance into leadership roles, from Diversity Lab in 2023
  • Boston office earned a spot on Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's Empowering Women Award list 2023
  • Recognized for "Tipping the Scales" with 2022 and 2023 New Partner Class by Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
  • Achieved 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index in 2017 to 2022, improving on our score of 90 percent in 2015 and 2016
  • Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a "Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality" in 2017 to 2022
  • Achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status, which indicates that the firm has considered and successfully reached at least 30 percent women and minority lawyer representation in a notable number of our current leadership roles and committees, from Diversity Lab in 2017 to 2022
  • Earned a spot on Law360's "Ceiling Smashers" list from the publication's annual Glass Ceiling Report in 2021 and 2022
  • Named among the top 50 "Best Law Firms for Women' by Working Mother Magazine/Seramount in 2020 and 2021
  • Ranked among the top 20 Am Law 200 firms for gender diversity, specifically, the percentage of female equity partners, in The American Lawyer's annual A-List ranking in 2018 and 2019
  • Ranked among the top 50 law firms in the National Law Journal (NLJ) 500: Women's Scorecard in 2018 and 2019
  • New Jersey office recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as being the most diverse law firm in 3 out of 4 categories measured (female partners; female lawyers overall; minority lawyers overall) in 2014
  • Received the Corporate Law Department of the Year Award from the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey in 2014
  • Named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by MultiCultural Law Magazine in 2011
  • Received the Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award from The Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity in 2009


  • Tasha Dickinson named to the Florida Trend NOTABLE Women Leaders in Law List
  • Georgia A. Thompson recognized with a 2023 Up and Comer Award – Excellence in Leadership (Existing Company) by South Florida Business & Wealth
  • Shannon Cohall was recognized by the Northeast Black Law Students Association at the group's 55th Regional Convention with a NEBLSA Legacy Award.
  • Elizabeth Sher recognized with a NJBIZ ICON 2023 Award
  • Naju Lathia recognized with a SABA North America Rising Star Award
  • Manuel Garcia-Linares named to South Florida Business Journal's Diverse Voices list
  • Manuel Garcia-Linares honored with inaugural Florida-based Legal Elite Award from Florida Trend
  • Kaitlyn Sapp named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's "Up & Coming Lawyers" list
  • Ashley Membrino Fote recognized by the Hartford County Bar Association with the Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award
  • Daniel Pierre named to 2022 Lawyers of Color Hot List by Lawyers of Color magazine
  • Naju Lathia recognized with SABA New Jersey 2022 Young Lawyer of the Year Award in recognition of her contributions to the local and national organization and the South Asian legal community
  • Renee A. R. Evangelista selected as an honoree at Providence Business News' 2022 Leaders & Achievers Awards program for her leadership, achievements and longstanding commitment to the business community
  • Namita Shah received a 2022 Cornerstone Award in recognition of her contributions to the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) and the South Asian legal community by SABA North America
  • Rachel Gonzalez receives a 2022 Salute to the Policy Makers Award from the Executive Women on New Jersey for her trailblazing professional achievements and her efforts towards advancing women's leadership
  • Beth Alquist selected as a winner of Hartford Business Journal's 2022 Women in Business Award for being a woman in Hartford who led an organization, overcame obstacles and achieved milestones
  • Beth Alquist named winner of the Connecticut Bar Association's 2022 Ladder Award for being a woman who "left the ladder down" for those women who follow in her footsteps
  • Sarah Jacobson named a Woman of the Year – Future Leaders (Associate, VP) 2021 by Powerwomen Awards
  • Elizabeth Sher and Susan Huntington named "Women Worth Watching" by Profiles in Diversity Journal in 2019
  • Ben Haglund honored by Seton Hall Law School for his work in advancing diversity and inclusion in law firms and law departments at Seton Hall Law School's 2018 Diversity Banquet

Awards Methodology page can be found here.

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