November 13, 2019

The firm was once again presented with a Compass Award in recognition of its commitment to furthering diversity in the legal workplace.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) recently honored Willkie with a 2019 Compass Award at its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The award, which Willkie also received in 2018, is presented to member organizations and their leaders with strong track records of participating in LCLD programs designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the diverse talent in their firms.

LCLD is an organization of more than 300 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who have dedicated themselves to creating a diverse U.S. legal profession. Its action programs, designed to help a new generation of attorneys ascend to leadership positions, include: the Fellows Program, which targets high-potential mid-career attorneys from diverse backgrounds; the Pathfinder Program, which targets early career attorneys; and the 1L LCLD Scholars Program, which expands the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students.

This past year, Willkie attorneys participated in LCLD’s Fellows and Pathfinders Programs, and mentored LCLD 1L Scholars. Willkie’s 2018 and 2019 summer associate classes also included several Scholars.