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Sidley is a staunch proponent of law firm diversity and inclusion and has been a pioneer in creating opportunities for lawyers of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability status, 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.

2018

  • Named in the Yale Law Women’s 2018 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms Report for category honors in “Leadership & Promotions: At Least 50% of Attorneys Promoted to Equity Partner in 2017 Were Women”  
  • “Perfect” 100 score, Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report
  • Diversity Award, MetLife

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”

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