Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) 2017 George B. Vashon Innovator Award. The annual award was presented to Eversheds Sutherland on October 3, 2017, in New York City.
Named after the first African American attorney in New York State and one of the first admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the George B. Vashon Innovator Award recognizes a law firm for their commitment and excellence in leading the way with innovative best practices to assist diverse attorneys.
“We are extremely proud that the MCCA has recognized our efforts to shape the future of the legal profession,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland. “We remain committed to supporting and cultivating diverse talent as a pillar of our global strategic plan.”
“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is vital to delivering creative solutions to our clients and ensuring our long-term viability as an organization,” said Vanessa A. Scott, Partner and Eversheds Sutherland (US) Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. “George B. Vashon was not only a legal innovator but also a champion for justice and fairness within the profession. It is humbling to receive this award in his honor.”
Learn more about Eversheds Sutherland’s diversity and inclusion efforts and their results, which most recently includes receiving Gold Standard Certification from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for the sixth consecutive year.
About the Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Founded in 1997, the MCCA advocates for the expanded hiring, promotion and retention of diverse attorneys in corporate legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA furthers its mission by publishing research on achieving diversity and best practices in the legal profession, honoring innovative diversity programs, and assisting diverse law students through a scholarship program.
About Eversheds Sutherland
As a global top 40 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 72 of the Fortune 100, 61 of the FTSE 100 and 120 of the Fortune 200.
With more than 2,400 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 66 offices in 32 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.
Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.
Eversheds Sutherland comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.
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