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Hanson Bridgett Receives Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award From California Minority Counsel Program

September 30, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) Hanson Bridgett LLP is proud to announce that the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) has selected the firm for their 2022 Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award, which recognizes "outstanding contribution to diversity in the legal profession." This is the second time Hanson Bridgett has received this award. The firm first received this award in 2003.

"We are so very honored to receive this award from CMCP given our longstanding partnership," said Hanson Bridgett's Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Jennifer Martinez. "It's extremely gratifying for our commitment to DEI to be recognized and celebrated, especially from the preeminent organization for diverse California attorneys. We hope our focus on and dedication to DEI challenges other firms to up their game."

Robert White, CMCP's Executive Director noted, "We and the legal community are grateful recipients for the leadership the firm has shown in driving principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in the firm and in the support you have shown to CMCP through your generosity and the active engagement of your attorneys."

According to CMCP, Hanson Bridgett was selected for the award for its consistent efforts to attract and retain diverse talent and develop diverse attorneys to partner and for the firm's extensive commitment and support for DEI to a broad community of legal organizations.

Named after the California attorney who dedicated her career to achieving equal opportunity and access in the justice system, the Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award is annually given to the CMCP majority-owned law firm that has demonstrated the strongest commitment to diversity and inclusion. The award is based on the firm’s culture of inclusivity, its prioritization of diversity initiatives, and its commitment to giving back to the community, as well as the number and percent of minority attorneys within the firm and those who occupy leadership roles.

About The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)

The California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) is a California 501(c)(6) non-profit mutual benefit corporation, dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development. CMCP is the only state-wide organization that brings business lawyers of all races together as members and colleagues, regardless of the type of organization in which they practice, for the purpose of achieving diversity and inclusion within law firms and in-house law departments, and in the outside counsel spend of corporations and government agencies.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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