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Sidley has been a pioneer in creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or beliefs. Our mission is to attract, retain and promote to partnership and leadership outstanding lawyers who reflect the global marketplace and communities that we serve. We are committed to achieving greater diversity and inclusivity, not just for our firm but for the legal profession as a whole.
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Companies, clients and other organizations have long recognized Sidley as a leader in diversity and inclusion. Below is a snapshot of the awards and recognition the firm has received since 2010.

2017

  • Law Firm Award of Excellence, Freddie Mac Legal Division  
  • “Perfect” 100 score, Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report
  • Ranked #14 on Vault’s list of the “25 Best Law Firms for Overall Diversity”
  • Gold Certification, Women in Law Empowerment Forum
  • “Most Inclusive Firm for Minority Women Lawyers,” Chambers Women in Law Awards: USA
  • 50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother magazine
  • A Top Law Firm for LGBTQ Equality, Equality Illinois

2016

  • “Perfect” 100 score, Human Rights Campaign’s CEI report
  • 25 “Best Law Firms for Overall Diversity,” Vault
  • Gold Certification, Women in Law Empowerment Forum
  • “Most Pioneering Firm for Female Lawyers,” Chambers Diversity USA Awards
  • 50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers
  • Top Law Firm for LGBT Equality, Equality Illinois
  • Law Firm Honoree, Dominican Bar Association 13th Annual Scholarship Gala
  • Allstate General Counsel’s “Excellence in Diversity Award”

2015

  • “Perfect” 100 score, Human Rights Campaign’s CEI report
  • Gold Certification, Women in Law Empowerment Forum
  • “Most Pioneering Gender Diversity Initiative,” Chambers Diversity
  • 50 Best Law Firms for Women, Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers
  • Top Law Firm for LGBT Equality, Equality Illinois
  • “Joan Guggenheimer Diversity Champion Award,” JPMorgan Chase
  • State Bar Diversity Award, State Bar of California
  • IDEA (Innovation, Development, Engagement, Advancement) Award, Association of Legal Administrators
  • Diversity Firm of the Year, Benchmark Litigation US Awards
  • Diversity Award, MetLife

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