July 26, 2016 Press Release

Michael Best Recognized by Equality Illinois as a Top Law Firm for Commitment to LGBT Diversity

CHICAGO (July 26, 2016) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has been recognized as a top law firm for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusive practices in the 2016 Equality Illinois “Raising the Bar” report. Based upon results of the annual Equality Illinois Law Firm Survey, the report identifies Michael Best as one of 40 Illinois law firms leading the way in providing a welcoming and fair work environment for LGBT employees and engaging with the LGBT community.

“Michael Best knows that different perspectives, voices and worldviews are critical to our firm’s success,” says Kerryann Haase Minton, managing partner of the Chicago office of Michael Best. “Our inclusive environment allows for a variety of opinions that help us better serve our clients’ interests. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a diverse, inclusive environment within our offices because of the positive impact it has on firm culture, employee satisfaction, and client service. In addition, it simply is the right thing to do.”

Law firm honorees were recognized by Equality Illinois at the annual “Raising the Bar” breakfast event on July 26, 2016. Equality Illinois is dedicated to building a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community. For more information, visit 

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