The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has announced that Butler Snow is a finalist for the 2022 Thomas L. Sager Award among category four firms with 250 to 500 attorneys. The award highlights the winning firms’ commitment to building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive legal industry. Winners were announced at the firm’s 25th Anniversary Diversity Gala on Oct. 19.
Presented since 1999, the Sager Award is named after former DuPont Senior Vice President and General Counsel Thomas L. Sager, a pioneer in increasing diversity in the legal profession. Sager’s creation of the DuPont Company Legal Model is an industry benchmark for the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys.
MCCA determines the finalists and winners for the Sager Award based on its extensive review of the 2022 MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey submissions. The Survey, launched in 2004, is the longest-standing diversity survey in the legal industry that gathers insights about law firm demographics, leadership composition and the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers. MCCA utilizes an objective data-driven Diversity Scorecard to assess performance and impact.
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is the preeminent advisor to C-suites across corporate America on diversity, equity, and inclusion. MCCA provides data-driven solutions for sustainable change, grounded in a quarter century of research and expertise. Through thought leadership, professional development programs, and a cutting-edge strategic advisory practice, MCCA empowers partners and members to know better, do better, and lead better – paving the way for a more just and equal future.
Butler Snow believes that inclusion and diversity are key drivers of innovation and creativity. The firm’s culture is rooted in collaboration and partnership, and an inclusive environment is paramount to preserving that culture and delivering an elevated level of client service.
Butler Snow’s inclusivity committee, firm leadership and recruiting practices ensure that the firm accurately reflects the diverse clients they serve and fosters diversity within the larger legal community. The firm is also a proud member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and Mansfield Rule 5.0 and 6.0, all of which work to build a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.