McDermott Named to Bloomberg Law’s Inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Framework


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to share that it has been named to Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Framework.

McDermott is one of 28 US-based law firms that was recognized for its level of disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance against six core pillars: demographics, leadership and talent pipeline, recruitment and retention, business innovation and strategy, marketing, and diversity & inclusion in the community.

“Through a demonstrated commitment to DEI, McDermott is helping to move the legal industry forward, and we recognize its performance by naming the firm a member of our 2021 DEI Framework,” said Joe Breda, President, Bloomberg Law. “As we look to the future, it is increasingly apparent that businesses and corporations will look to legal service providers who reflect their values and commitments. McDermott has distinguished itself as a law firm that—based on its track record to date—deserves to be a part of that consideration set.”

“As a Firm, we are committed to developing comprehensive policies and programming that enable us to attract, nurture, retain and promote top talent from a wide range of backgrounds,” said Anthony Upshaw, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at McDermott. “As a result of our efforts, we have become a recognized leader in workplace diversity and are incredibly proud to be a 2021 Member Firm of the inaugural DEI Framework.”

Bloomberg Law’s DEI Framework was developed in collaboration with Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index team, as well as diversity leads at corporations and US-based law firms. Performance was assessed across more than 85 metrics, each associated with one of the framework’s six core pillars. Going forward, the methodology and membership criteria will be reviewed and updated annually to ensure alignment with industry trends, methodologies and best practices.

More information about the first-of-its-kind Bloomberg Law 2021 DEI Framework, the methodology and a full list of members is available here.

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