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Diversity

Diversity is not new at Adams and Reese and is not the work of one individual or committee, but rather the work of our entire firm.  Through dedication, creativity, hard work and leadership of many culturally diverse individuals coming together, our diversity momentum grows stronger every year. Our appreciation of the unique differences among us and how we benefit from the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of our attorneys, advisors and staff enhances our service to our clients while it enriches the lives of both our employees and the communities in which we work and live. 

The Adams and Reese Diversity Committee is comprised of the Diversity Committee Chair, the Recruiting Partner, the Partner for Associates, an Executive Committee Appointee, three Practice Group Leaders, the Chief Marketing Officer and additional representatives throughout the firm's footprint.

Our minority attorney committee also meets regularly with the firm’s Diversity Chairwoman to further develop and promote diversity through events targeted to other minority attorneys, clients and community members. This committee has successfully held numerous minority receptions and events in conjunction with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Bayou Classic and the Essence Music Festival, as well as sponsorships including the Urban League, Diversity Summits, Black Business Networks, Minority Bar Association events, National Minority AIDS Council efforts, as well as endowed professorships and scholarships at historically black universities.

Adams and Reese women and minorities lead by example and share in the leadership of our firm. We are also proud of our women and minority attorneys serving in leadership positions in professional, civic and philanthropic organizations.

Women Out in Front Newsletter, Spring 2016
Women Out in Front Newsletter, Fall 2016


DIVERSITY RECOGNITIONS


Adams and Reese is proud of our diversity recognitions made possible through the hard work, dedication and commitment within the firm:
  • Human Rights Award, Louisiana State Bar Association 2014
  • Law Firm Diversity Award, National Bar Association Corporate Law Section 2013
  • Among Top 200 Law firms In Diversity, Minority Law Journal Since 2008
  • Unity Award in Large Company Category, Biz941 Magazine 2012
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color Diversity Award of Excellence,
    Corporate Counsel Women of Color 2011
  • Top 200 Law Firms for Women Equity Partners, American Lawyer 2012
  • Women in Law Firms - Nationally ranked among nation's best law firms for women,
    American Lawyer 2009
  • Commitment to Diversity Award, Human Resources Management Association 2011
  • Commendation of Diversity Principles, Louisiana State Bar Association 2010
  • Encouraging Diversity Award, Finalist Minority Business Awards,
    Birmingham Business Journal 2009, 2007
  • Encouraging Diversity Award, First Place Minority Business Awards,
    Birmingham Business Journal 2008
  • Lighthouse Award - Fostering diversity in the legal profession,
    International Paper Legal Department 2006
  • Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity, MultiCultural Law Magazine 2008
  • Diversity Recognition - Top 100 Law Firms for Women, Women 3.0 Magazine 2008


Events and Sponsorships


Adams and Reese is proud to host, sponsor, partner and participate in numerous diversity initiatives:
  • ABA Minority Counsel Program
  • ABA Section of Litigation Products Liability Committee's "Women in Products Liability"
  • Bayou Classic
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color® Annual Career Strategies Conference
  • Endowed Professorships and Scholarships at Historically Black Universities
  • Essence Music Festival
  • GE Midwestern Diversity Conference
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association Scholarship Fund 
  • Louisiana State Bar Association Minority Involvement Annual Job Fair – Loyola University
  • Loyola University College of Law Diversity Programs
  • Martinet Scholarship Gala
  • MCCA Annual General Counsel Invitational Leadership Summit 
  • Mobile United Ethics and Diversity Seminar
  • Napier-Looby Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Judges Annual Conference
  • National Bar Association National Convention
  • National Black Law Student Association Convention
  • National Directory of Minority Attorney
  • National Minority AIDS Council
  • National Urban League Conference
  • National Women’s Law Center Annual Awards
  • National Women’s Leadership Council
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • Power Ties
  • Southeastern Minority Job Fair
  • SunBelt Minority Job Fair
  • Vault/MCCA
  • Women of the Year, New Orleans CityBusiness  

Diversity Resources

American Bar Association
Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals 
Corporate Counsel Women of Color (CCWC)
DiversityInc 
Diversityonline 
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA)
Minority Law Journal 
National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms 
Society for Human Resource Management