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Letter from the
Chairman and Chief Diversity Officer

Dear Friends and Clients,

We are once again pleased to
share with you Katten’s Annual
Diversity Review. In a time when the
challenges of divisiveness often make
front page news, our commitment to
inclusion and diversity is all the more

This past year we invested a

considerable amount of energy and        Chief Diversity Officer Leslie Minier and Chairman Roger Furey
time in evaluating and improving

our recruiting processes. We actively

sought out diverse candidates across our offices and in each number of women and diverse lawyers to leadership positions

of our on-campus recruiting programs. Our continued within the firm. One quarter of our Board of Directors is

participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 1L now comprised of women, as is one-third of our Executive

scholar program continues to create a pipeline of distinctive Committee and nearly a third of our National Compensation

talent, as some of these students return as 2L summer Committee. This is in addition to other positions of leadership

associates. Our diversity goals also remained front and center across our practice groups and offices. While we intend to do

as we made our hiring decisions, and as a result we added even more in this area of critical importance to our firm and

more diverse associates than in past years and welcomed the clients, we are proud of our advancements in this area and are

most diverse class of summer associates in our firm’s history. a stronger firm for it.

As important as recruiting is, it is just as important to provide  As always, thank you for partnering with us and putting your
our young lawyers with role models, including diverse              trust in Katten.
attorneys in positions of leadership, to look up to and aspire
to join one day. We made real progress in the past year with       Roger and Leslie
our sponsorship and mentorship programs, and we elevated a

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