Jackson Walker Recognized for Diversity

July 31, 2015 | Spotlight

For the fourth straight year, Jackson Walker had the second best ranking among Texas firms in The American Lawyer‘s Diversity Scorecard, an annual survey of the percentage of minority attorneys and partners at the nation’s largest law firms.

Released on May 28, 2015, the magazine’s 2015 Diversity Scorecard assigns a score to each firm based on the percentage of minority attorneys and partners in the previous year. Jackson Walker ranked No. 42 overall among 222 firms that responded to the survey and was No. 2 among Texas firms listed.

In addition to the American Lawyer ranking, the Firm has earned a number of recent accolades for its diversity efforts. A few examples include:

  • In 2015, Jackson Walker was named among the “100 Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys” and “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys” by Law360
  • Also in 2015, the Firm was named a corporate winner of the YW Mentors and Allies Award by the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas for its efforts to encourage, coach, and mentor women in the workplace
  • In 2014, Jackson Walker received the prestigious Thomas L. Sager Award for the South Region from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The award is presented each year to law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys. The firm was also a finalist for this award in 2012 and 2013

These honors reflect the success of the Firm’s targeted efforts to foster diversity and create and maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and inclusion.