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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

  • Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion Award, The Recorder, 2023
  • Best Law Firms for Women, Seramount, 2010–2023
    • Hall of Fame List - ranked for 10+ years, 2019–2023
  • Silver DEI Leadership Seal, State Bar of California, 2023
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion - Jennifer Martinez, Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence and Power in Law awards, 2023
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Accessibility Visionaries - Jennifer Martinez and Raffi Zerounian, Los Angeles Times, 2023
  • Community Impact Award of the Year - Raffi Zerounian / Hanson Bridgett, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2023
  • Beacon of Justice Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association, 2022-2023
  • Mansfield Certification Plus, 2020-2023
  • Diversity Scorecard, The American Lawyer
    • #7 in 2023
    • #6 in 2022
    • #37 in 2021
    • #24 in 2019
    • #28 in 201
    Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys, Law360
    • #5 in 2023
    • #9 in 2022
    • #9 in 2019
    • #10 in 2018
  • Best Law Firms for Minority Equity Partners, Law360
    • #9 in 2023
    • #10 in 2022
    • #7 in 2019
    • #3 in 2018–2017
  • Best Law Firms for Female Partners, Law360 
    • #6 in 2023
    • #5 in 2022
    • #4 in 2020
    • #3 in 2019
    • #2 in 2018
    • #2 in 2017
    • #25 in 2016
    • #13 in 2015
  • Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys, Law360
    • #15 in 2023
    • #14 in 2022
    • #4 in 2020
    • #2 in 2019
    • #4 in 2018
    • #4 in 2017
    • #24 in 2016
    • #4 in 2015
  • Social Impact Leaders, Law360
    • #2 101-250 attorneys, 2022-2023
    • #11 overall, 2023
    • #10 overall, 2022
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    • Top Performer, 2014, 2016–2021, 2023
    • Compass Award, 2019–2020, 2022-2023
    • Rick Palmore Fellows Alumni Award – John Cu, 2017
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association Diversity Award
    • Platinum, 2019–2021, 2023
    • Gold, 2018
  • NLJ 500: LGBTQ Scorecard, National Law Journal, 2022
  • NLJ 500: Women's Scorecard, National Law Journal
    • #7 in 2022
    • #9 in 2019
  • Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times
    • Laura Long, 2022
    • Jennifer Martinez, 2021
    • Kristina Lawson, 2019-2020
  • 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
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
    • George B. Vashon Award, 2021
    • Thomas L. Sager Award, 2004
  • #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 Beacon of Justice Award by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association in 2022 and 2023.

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.

Legal Services for Children honored us with their 2023 Excellence in Pro Bono Service award.