Cleary Gottlieb Receives Inaugural "Excellence in Corporate Diversity" Honor from the Association of Black Women Attorneys

June 15, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb received the inaugural Excellence in Corporate Diversity honor from the Association of Black Women Attorneys. The honor, which recognizes Cleary Gottlieb’s longstanding and deep commitment to diversity initiatives, was accepted by Kim Blacklow and Chantal Kordula on behalf of the firm at ABWA’s 35th anniversary celebration last night in New York. The event program stated: “For years, Cleary has utilized diversity consultants, a diversity coordinator, special trainings and its committee structures to empower and raise awareness among its practitioners. Moreover, the firm has been a valuable resource for the Association of Black Women Attorneys ….”

A not-for-profit bar association, ABWA was founded in 1976 to promote and support the professional development and growth of African-American women attorneys. Its members practice in various areas of the legal spectrum, including law firms, solo practice, city, state and federal government agencies, finance, teaching, and the judiciary.

Diversity and inclusion were among the founding principles of Cleary Gottlieb, and over its more than 60 year history the firm has continued its strong commitment to those principles. We firmly believe that diversity, inclusiveness and respect among our lawyers and staff members strengthen our entire firm.

View more information on diversity and inclusion at Cleary Gottlieb.