Press Release: White & Case to Receive Law Firm Diversity Award from Asian American Bar Association of New York

NEW YORK – The Asian American Bar Association of New York (“AABANY”) is proud to announce that White & Case, LLP will be the recipient of this year’s Law Firm Diversity Award.

Since 2014, AABANY has annually granted this award to one law firm for exceptional commitment to the improvement of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

This year, AABANY has chosen to recognize White & Case for its outstanding support of diversity and inclusion. Examples of the firm’s significant achievements in this area include its continual status as 100% LGBT inclusive (measured by the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index), its relentless drive in creating new links with Asian American legal communities (as well as maintaining and enriching existing ones), and its careful attentiveness in crafting a pipeline of leadership for women and minority attorneys. White & Case’s sensitivity to diversity issues in an international context and willingness to combat them through innovative initiatives such as the Global Women’s Initiative pilot program for women lawyers working in international offices also deserves much praise and recognition for setting an example of how diversity and inclusion efforts should be spearheaded at an international level.

“White & Case shines as an example of how diversity and inclusion issues can be improved in impactful and meaningful ways in the legal profession,” states Yang Chen, Executive Director of AABANY. “Recent efforts to eliminate recruitment bias amongst partners are only a snapshot of changes that are currently taking place at White & Case. We proudly recognize White & Case as our 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award honoree.”

The award will be presented at AABANY’s 2017 Annual Dinner, taking place at Cipriani Wall Street on February 22.

For more information, please contact Yang Chen, AABANY Executive Director, at (212) 332-2478, or direct any inquiries to [email protected].

The Asian American Bar Association of New York is a professional membership organization of attorneys concerned with issues affecting the Asian Pacific American community. Incorporated in 1989, AABANY seeks not only to encourage the professional growth of its members but also to advocate for the Asian Pacific American community as a whole. AABANY is the New York regional affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

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