Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Names B&D a Top Performer and Compass Award Winner for 2021
These designations recognize law firms and corporations showing a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession. LCLD awards “Top Performer” status to organizations in the top 20 percent for participation in LCLD programs and activities. The Compass Award recognizes organizations that participate in LCLD meetings and summits, the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs, and an LCLD Pipeline program.
“LCLD has been instrumental in providing lawyers from underrepresented groups with resources and connections that greatly enrich their careers. B&D lawyers participating as LCLD Fellows, Pathfinders, and Mentors will remain an important element of supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our firm and the legal community. We are excited to continue our many years of supporting LCLD’s programs and initiatives and equally proud to receive this recognition,” said Principal Roy Prather (Baltimore), Chair of the B&D's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.
B&D is a founding member of LCLD and has sponsored a firm lawyer’s participation in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs every year since their inception. In 2021, Principal Nicole Weinstein (New York) and Associate Jose Almanzar (New York) were selected to participate in the 2021 LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders programs, respectively.
B&D values diversity, equity, and inclusion and strives to demonstrate leadership in these areas. We are Mansfield Rule Plus-Certified and have received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s George B. Vashon Innovator Award and Thomas L. Sager Award. Working together with our clients, we develop, maintain, and participate in a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives involving lawyers and staff firmwide. Learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and accomplishments.