CHICAGO (August 1, 2017) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has been recognized among Illinois law firms for its commitment to LGBTQ diversity and inclusive practices in the 2017 “Raising the Bar” report from Equality Illinois. The firm also received the honor in 2015 and 2016.
“It’s gratifying that our firm’s dedication to diversity and inclusion has been acknowledged three years in a row,” said Kerryann Minton, Michael Best’s Managing Partner in Chicago. “We have long understood the value of having a variety of opinions and viewpoints within our organization, and we know our clients are better served because of it.”
Equality Illinois publishes the “Raising the Bar: Law Firms Leading the Way to LGBTQ Equality” commemorative program book annually. In addition to listing the top-performing firms, the book provides recommendations for how firms can improve their policies and practices. Michael Best and the other listed firms will be formally honored at the annual “Raising the Bar” recognition breakfast on August 1, 2017, at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago.
“Michael Best is committed to cultivating an open and accepting environment that welcomes diversity and advocates for equality,” said Jorge Leon, chair of Michael Best’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “Our firm continues to recruit, retain, and develop diverse talent, which provides us with the perspective to succeed and deliver outstanding results for the firm, our clients, and the broader community.”