“I am thrilled that the passion, commitment and hard work of our lawyers and staff have been recognized by these two clients, each of which are leaders for advancing diversity and inclusion,” said Andrew M. Baker, Firm Managing Partner.
“Promoting the diversity of our firm and working with our clients to ensure we represent the communities in which we live and work has been, and will remain, a priority for all of us at Baker Botts,” said Gail Stewart a Houston based Partner and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
“I want to specifically thank Sylvia James, the firm’s Diversity Counsel, for her efforts in working with our clients and in promoting diversity within our firm,” added Ms. Stewart.
On April 5, 2017, Baker Botts was recognized for its demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession at PepsiCo's annual diversity recognition day. The law firms that were recognized participated in PepsiCo's diversity survey.
The survey collects diversity metrics from U.S. law firms that billed PepsiCo in the prior calendar year. PepsiCo used a weighted formula to generate a diversity index score and examined the Firms' initiatives related to diversifying the legal profession. PepsiCo recognized law firms that demonstrated an exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion through qualitative efforts.
On May 3, 2017, Baker Botts received the AT&T Legal Department 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Achievement Award.
The award is given to the one law firm among AT&T's preferred firms that has made the greatest strides and progress towards diversifying its attorney ranks and enhancing diversity in the legal profession.
# # #About Baker Botts LLP
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