Adams and Reese has been named a recipient of the 2012 “Unity Award” by Sarasota’s Biz941 Magazine. Adams and Reese will receive the honor in the Large Company category. This award honors outstanding businesses, nonprofits and individuals who are leading the way in promoting, integrating and reaching racial and ethnic populations in the Sarasota region. Winners were profiled in the January 2012 issues of Biz941 and La Guia magazines, and will be honored at a luncheon on January 19, 2012. Keynote speaker will be Dennis Archer, former two-term mayor of Detroit, former president of the American Bar Association and named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony magazine.Within the last year, Adams and Reese has received several recognitions and awards for its diversity efforts, including the prestigious national award - the Corporate Counsel Women of Color® Diversity Award of Excellence. The firm was also selected for the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) Commitment to Diversity Award. Adams and Reese is ranked among the top 200 law firms in diversity by the Minority Law Journal; nationally ranked among the nation’s best law firms for women by American Lawyer Magazine; ranked among the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by MultiCultural Law Magazine; and among the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by Women 3.0 Magazine. The firm’s Diversity Chair Deborah Rouen was recently recognized among the “2011 Most Powerful and Influential Women in Louisiana,” at the third annual Louisiana Women's Conference, hosted by the National Diversity Council. This award is presented by the National Diversity Council for leadership excellence and for serving as a role model for the promotion of diversity in the workplace.Adams and Reese has also received a Commendation of Diversity Principles from the Louisiana State Bar Association; Encouraging Diversity Award from Birmingham Business Journal; and a Lighthouse Award for fostering diversity in the legal profession.Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.