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Awards & Recognition

Our efforts to champion a more diverse, inclusive environment—at our firm and within our profession and our communities—have been recognized locally and nationally. We’ve broken barriers in inclusivity and broken new ground in transparency as a B Corp law firm. While we are proud of our decades-long work, we will keep working towards inclusivity and equity for all.

Recent Highlights

Recognition for Diversity Efforts in Action

  • Beacon of Justice Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, 2022
  • NLJ 500: LGBTQ Scorecard, National Law Journal, 2022
  • NLJ 500: Women's Scorecard, National Law Journal
    • #7 in 2022
    • #9 in 2019
  • Diversity Scorecard, The American Lawyer
    • #6 in 2022
    • #37 in 2021
    • #24 in 2019
    • #28 in 2018
  • Best Law Firms for WomenSeramount (formerly Working Mother Media), 2010–2022
    • Hall of Fame List, ranked for 10+ years, 2019–2022
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
    • George B. Vashon Award, 2021
    • Thomas L. Sager Award, 2004
  • Mansfield Certification
    • 5.0 Certification Plus, 2022
    • 4.0 Certification Plus, 2021
  • Charles Houston Bar Association
    • Corporate Recognition Award, 2022
    • Corporate Recognition Award, 2008
  • California Minority Counsel Program
    • Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority Law Firm Diversity Award, 2003, 2022
    • Diversity Leader Hall of Fame Inductee – Garner Weng, 2016
  • Social Impact Leaders, Law360
    • #2 101-250 attorneys, 2022
    • #10 overall, 2022
  • Best Law Firms for Female Partners, Law360 
    • #5 in 2022
    • Ceiling Smasher (Most Women in Equity Partnerships), 2015–2018, 2020
    • #3 in 2019
    • #2 in 2018
    • #4 in 2015
    • #3 in 2009
  • Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys, Law360
    • #14 in 2022
    • #2 in 2019
  • Best Law Firms for Minority Equity Partners, Law360
    • #10 in 2022
    • #7 in 2019
    • #3 in 2018–2017
  • Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys, Law360
    • #9 in 2022
    • #9 in 2019
    • #10 in 2018
  • Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times
    • Laura Long, 2022
    • Jennifer Martinez, 2021
    • Kristina Lawson, 2019-2020
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association Diversity Award
    • Platinum, 2019–2021, 2023
    • Gold, 2018
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    • Top Performer, 2014, 2016–2021
    • Compass Award, 2019–2020, 2022
    • Rick Palmore Fellows Alumni Award – John Cu, 2017
  • #2 on The American Lawyer’s A-List: Female Equity Partner Scoreboard, 2020
  • ELEVATE Awards, The Registry
    • Break the Ceiling: Corporate Leadership Award, 2016, 2021
    • Inspirator Award Nominee Kristina Lawson, 2020
    • Elevation Award Nominees Andrew Giacomini and André Campbell, 2020
  • Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award – Nancy Newman, 2018
  • Diversity Law Institute Award, 2017
  • The California Diversity Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award – André Campbell, 2016
  • Worklife Employer of the Year, The ARC San Francisco, 2016
  • Beacon Award for Diversity, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley, 2013
  • Law Firm of the Year Award, Aids Legal Referral Panel, 2013
  • Gold Standard Certification Award, Women in Law Empowerment Forum, 2011–2012
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
    • Barrister's Diversity Award, 2010, 2015
    • Unity Award, 2012
  • State Bar of California Diversity Award, 2011
  • Fourth Highest Percentage of Women Partners in the 50 Biggest Law Firms in California, California Lawyer, 2009
  • Commitment to Diversity Award, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, 2006
  • Law Students of African Descent at Boalt Hall Award of Distinction, 2004

Community-Focused Recognition

We received the 2022 Beacon of Justice Award by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.

We often rank as one of the top corporate philanthropists in the Bay Area, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

We received the Community Partner in Sustainability award from the San Francisco Business Times at their "Beyond the Check" awards.

The San Francisco Education Fund named us its Partner of the Year for two consecutive years in recognition of our volunteer work.

We were awarded the "Employer of the Year" Worklife Award by The ARC San Francisco.

We frequent the San Francisco Business Times' Best Places to Work list.