CHICAGO - Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, it has been named to Multicultural Law Magazine’s listing of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity. The latest listing is announced in the publication’s 2007 issue, currently available.
Multicultural Law Magazine selected its Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity based on statistics it compiled after surveying more than 200 top law firms. Criteria for the listings included the diversity of each firm’s attorneys, the presence of diversity committees and mentoring programs within the firm, and firm-wide leadership initiatives to support diversity. Distributed annually, Multicultural Law Magazine has a circulation of over 40,000 legal professionals, as well as distribution to numerous legal organizations, all Fortune 1000 general counsel, and all ABA accredited law school career offices.
Katten is dedicated to the promotion of diversity within the Firm and the legal profession at large. The Firm actively supports and promotes diversity within the workplace through programs like the Women's Leadership Forum, which fosters communication and provides support, mentoring, and educational programs for the Firm’s female attorneys. Additionally, Katten’s Minority Associates Committee and National Diversity Committee are designed to address the steps necessary to accelerate the process of building diversity at every level of the Firm.
At the associate level, the Firm sponsors a number of diversity initiatives, organizations, conferences and seminars focused on career and business development, in order to fully support the activities and needs of its women and minority attorneys. Katten was also a lead signatory on the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women "Call to Action" in 2005 and is actively involved in the Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms. Initiatives like these enable the Firm to better attract, retain, nurture and advance the individuality, talent, growth and success of its attorneys.