Sunday, July 21, 2024

Chevron honors Kean Miller for diversity and inclusion

by BIZ Magazine

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that Chevron Corporation has selected the firm as one of two recipients of the 2023 Chevron Law Function’s 19th annual Law Firm Diversity Award. The award program, started in 2005, recognizes Chevron law firm partners that have distinguished themselves by demonstrating their commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and by fostering an inclusive work environment.

Chevron client team members Victor Gregoire, Pam Mascari, and Lou Grossman, and associate Kelicia Raya, accepted the award on behalf of the firm at a ceremony in Houston on September 13, 2023.

“Chevron is an industry leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives. This leadership is evidenced by the company’s devotion to achieving a diverse workforce within Chevron’s strategic partner law firms. We are honored to be recognized for our work for the company and in the communities we support,” said Linda Perez Clark, Managing Partner. Kean Miller’s diversity and inclusion efforts were also recognized by Chevron in 2008, 2010, and 2017.

For 40 years, Kean Miller has recognized the value of a positive workplace environment that promotes diversity. The best evidence of this commitment is found in the statistics: Kean Miller has one of the highest percentages of women attorneys (46%) and women partners (26%) of any major law firm, and the firm ranks among law firms having the highest percentages of minority attorneys (14%); Since January 1, 2020, 42% of attorneys promoted to partner were women, and 64% of new attorney hires were women. The firm has numerous committees, programs, and resources in place to recruit, support, and advance diversity within the firm and legal industry. Kean Miller is Mansfield certified and actively monitors progress toward race and gender parity and regularly assess efforts to identify and address areas of improvement.

One example of this commitment is Kean Miller Connection, a full-day law school preparatory program for groups traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. This year’s event took place in July 2023 with 29 participants, the largest class ever. Kean Miller attorneys, along with attorneys from outside the firm, provide an overview of the law school experience. The goal is to connect the participant with information helpful to their decision to attend law school and become an attorney. More than 300 women and ethnically diverse college students have participated in Kean Miller Connection since its inception, and many have enrolled in law school after the program. Two Kean Miller Connection graduates are attorneys at Kean Miller, including one partner.

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