Katten Muchin Rosenman Named One of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by Multicultural Law Magazine
May 31, 2005
CHICAGO - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that it has been named to Multicultural Law Magazine’s 2005 ranking of the Top 100 U.S. Law Firms for Diversity, coming in at number 56. The Firm also ranks 25th in the magazine’s list of the Top 50 Law Firms for Women and 31st in its ranking of the Top 50 Law Firms for Partners. The rankings are announced in the publication’s 2005 issue. Criteria for the rankings included the diversity of each firm’s attorneys, the presence of diversity committees and mentoring programs, and firm-wide leadership initiatives to support diversity. Distributed annually, Multicultural Law Magazine is the nation’s premier publication for diversity in the legal profession.
"We are honored to have been ranked as one of the legal profession’s most diverse law firms by such an important publication," said Vincent A.F. Sergi, national managing partner of Katten Muchin Rosenman. "To be recognized in this manner further validates our ongoing commitment to building a firm comprised of the most talented and dedicated individuals the legal profession has to offer, regardless of race, creed, gender or lifestyle."
Katten Muchin Rosenman is dedicated to the achievement and promotion of diversity within the Firm as well as within the broader legal community. The Firm actively supports and promotes diversity within its workplace through programs such as its Women's Leadership Forum, a program which fosters communication and provides support, mentoring, and educational programs for the Firm’s female attorneys. Additionally, Katten Muchin Rosenman’s Minority Associates Committee and National Diversity Committee are designed to address the steps necessary to accelerate the process of building diversity at every level within the Firm. At the associate level, the Firm sponsors a number of associate-driven diversity initiatives, organizations, conferences and seminars focused on career and business development in order to fully support the activities and needs of its women and minority attorneys. The Firm was also a lead signatory on the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women "Call to Action" this past year and is actively involved in the Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms. Initiatives like these enable the Firm to better attract, retain, nurture and advance the individuality, talent, growth and success of its attorneys.
Katten Muchin Rosenman has long been an active leader in the promotion of diversity within the legal profession. In 1991, it became one of the first firms to hire a female minority managing partner. Additionally, seven members of the Firm’s Board of Directors and seven of its practice heads are women.