June 6, 2016
For the sixth year in a row, The American Lawyer ranked Kelley Drye one of the top 50 law firms for diversity. Kelley Drye's statistics are well above the AM Law 200 and National Law Journal 250 averages both for diverse partners and diverse attorneys overall. The ALM 2016 Diversity Scorecard was published in The American Lawyer’s June 2016 issue.
Firm chair James S. Carr said, “We are pleased that The American Lawyer recognizes Kelley Drye’s diversity accomplishment year after year. We are committed to creating a diverse community of excellent attorneys whose teamwork and innovation enable us to provide clients with the highest quality of legal services.”
At Kelley Drye, diversity and inclusion are guiding principles that we work towards in a variety of recruitment, retention and promotion initiatives. The firm also earned top marks on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), based on its support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Kelley Drye is a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the Institute for Inclusion in the legal profession (IILP), and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NY (NGLCCNY).