Richards, Layton & Finger Honored by Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
November 1, 2021
WILMINGTON, Delaware (November 1, 2021) – Richards, Layton & Finger has been named a 2021 Top Performer and a Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). One of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, the LCLD consists of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are dedicated to enhancing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of attorneys of diverse backgrounds.
Richards Layton was one of only 60 LCLD member organizations to earn both the Top Performer and Compass Award designations. The firm was named a Top Performer for being one of the most active members, demonstrating the highest level of engagement with LCLD. Richards Layton received the Compass Award in recognition of our participation in key LCLD programs and activities, including:
- the Fellows Program, designed to support mid-career diverse attorneys
- the Pathfinder Program, supporting early-career attorneys
- the 1L Scholars Program, which involves hiring diverse first-year students
- the Success in Law School Mentoring Program, providing mentors to diverse 1L students
“Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core commitments at Richards, Layton & Finger,” said Doneene Damon, president of the firm. “While we work hard to advance diversity in our firm and in our profession, we know we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re honored to partner with LCLD in the crucial work of building diversity in the legal profession. We’re excited about the opportunity to create lasting change, and we’re proud to receive this recognition of our efforts.”
About Richards, Layton & Finger
Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, Richards, Layton & Finger helps sophisticated clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. We advise global companies, business partnerships, leading financial institutions, local businesses, and individuals across a wide range of practices, including corporate law, alternative entities, commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring, and litigation.