January 29, 2016
Clients expect thoughtful solutions to their business issues, and diversity of perspective and experience enables us to provide the highest quality of legal services. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is committed to creating a diverse community of excellent attorneys whose teamwork and innovation benefit our clients, communities and the Firm. In fact, The American Lawyer’s 2015 Diversity Scorecard ranked Kelley Drye 41 out of 220 law firms.
As an expression of the firm’s diversity and inclusion guiding principles, several leaders at Kelley Drye were interviewed about diversity for the documentary series In America with James Earl Jones. Lew Rose, firm managing partner; Kathleen W. Cannon, managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office; Venetta Amory, director of diversity; and James S. Carr, firm chair, spoke about the challenges that the legal industry faces in recruiting and retaining diverse talent, and the initiatives that Kelley Drye has undertaken to address these challenges.
The video features examples of how Kelley Drye’s policies have enabled attorneys to succeed through unconventional paths. It also provides advice to young lawyers and addresses the benefits of working with diverse teams.