PALO ALTO, September 20, 2021—Duane Morris LLP has been awarded the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (APABA Silicon Valley) 2021 Law Firm Diversity Award, which recognizes law firms that demonstrate exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion through the promotion of Asian American Pacific Islander lawyers to equity partnership and firm leadership. Law firms receiving this award have been evaluated and selected by APABA Silicon Valley for having an organizational culture that highly values diversity and inclusion within both the workplace and the broader legal community.
“We’re grateful to see that the firmwide, multifaceted inclusiveness initiatives that Duane Morris has launched to create a more diverse firm are being recognized,” said Duane Morris Trial partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joseph K. West. “We are proud to receive this award, and I’d like to highlight the active leadership of our Silicon Valley managing partner Manita Rawat in helping the firm achieve this important recognition.”
Duane Morris manages its diversity and inclusion program with the objective of utilizing the best talent worldwide in solving legal problems. The firm recruits a diverse pool of lawyers that collectively possess an awareness of cutting-edge, 21st-century issues—legal, social and economic—for which clients require solutions. Because diversity management is integral to the core business of the firm’s operational management and each of its practice groups and programs for the recruitment, retention and promotion of historically minority groups will continue and grow. The firm’s attorneys and its leadership have experienced the added value that diverse attorneys possess and have seen profitable new business opportunities generated from this added value. Duane Morris has also attained Mansfield 4.0 Certification Plus status.
About APABA Silicon Valley
Formed over 30 years ago, APABA Silicon Valley is a forum for Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys in the Silicon Valley area to network, develop professional skills, participate in community service, take positions on issues affecting the APA community and empower APAs in the valley. APA attorneys in the Silicon Valley area play a critical role in enriching the legal and civic community by practicing in every legal field―law firms of all sizes, large and small corporations, academia, government, courts, legislature and public interest.
About Duane Morris
Duane Morris LLP provides innovative solutions to today’s multifaceted legal and business challenges through the collegial and collaborative culture of its more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally. The firm represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries. Duane Morris has been recognized by BTI Consulting as both a Client Service leader and a Most Recommended Law Firm.