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Dykema Named One of the "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" by MultiCultural Law Magazine

Sixth Consecutive Year Firm Has Earned Distinction

July 25, 2012

DETROITDykema has been named to MultiCultural Law magazine’s 2012 list of Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Firm has earned this honor. Dykema has also been recognized for the first time in a specialized category: Top 25 Law Firms for African-Americans.

MultiCultural Law magazine is the premier national publication focused on diversity and inclusion within law firms. Each year, the magazine distributes surveys to law firms across the U.S., gathering diversity statistics that shape the highly competitive “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” list and several other specialized diversity listings.

Peter M. Kellett, Dykema’s Chairman and CEO, said, “We’re proud to be named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity. The honor recognizes our long-standing efforts to create and to maintain a work environment that’s open and welcoming to all.”

Sherrie Farrell, Chairman of the Firm’s Diversity Committee and Office Managing Member of Dykema’s Detroit office, adds, “Ours has long been a culture of inclusion. We embrace the differing perspectives and unique experiences that diversity provides. In doing so, we mirror the communities in which we live and better understand the clients whom we serve.”

Dykema attorneys regularly participate in programs that champion diversity, including the American Bar Association’s Minority Counsel Program, the National Bar Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers. Dykema lawyers are also active in such organizations as the Hispanic Bar Association, Black Women Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, the State Bar of Michigan Indian Law Committee, the Korean American Bar Association, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Wolverine Bar Association.

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