Cleary Gottlieb Wins Inaugural Diversity Award from Bank of America’s Legal Department

July 2, 2013

Cleary Gottlieb received an inaugural diversity award from Bank of America’s Legal Department and its Diversity and Inclusion Business Council in recognition of the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and its support of the bank’s diversity and inclusion mission and goals. Gary G. Lynch, Bank of America Global General Counsel and Head of Compliance and Regulatory Relations, presented the award at a reception on June 27 and Robin Bergen accepted it on behalf of the firm.

Bank of America reviewed submissions from more than 100 outside counsel and selected eight finalists. The finalists were then interviewed and judged on their efforts and commitment to diversity.
Selection criteria included the firm’s performance on a statistical survey, self-evaluation, and an interview focused on the firm’s internal culture relating to recruitment, retention, mentoring, and promotion of diverse attorneys. Cleary Gottlieb was one of three honorees.

Diversity and inclusion were among the founding principles of Cleary Gottlieb, which is consistently recognized as a leader in diversity by various surveys conducted in the legal industry. Cleary Gottlieb provides services at a global level and the firm truly believes that attracting, retaining, and advancing a diverse group of lawyers who exhibit a sharp understanding of cross-cultural differences is crucial to offering multinational clients the best possible legal services.