CMCP Honors Seyfarth as Most Outstanding Majority-Owned Firm


Los Angeles (August 6, 2019) -- Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that it has won the 2019 Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Award from the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP). The award recognizes the most outstanding CMCP majority-owned law firm member that has demonstrated the strongest commitment to diversity and inclusion during the past year. Seyfarth will be presented the award during a ceremony at the CMCP’s annual Business Conference, celebrating the organization’s 30th anniversary, on September 13th.

The California Minority Counsel Program is a California 501(c)(6) non-profit mutual benefit corporation, dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession by providing attorneys of color with access and opportunity for business and professional development. CMCP is the only state-wide organization that brings business lawyers of all races together as members and colleagues, regardless of the type of organization in which they practice, for the purpose of achieving diversity and inclusion within law firms and in-house law departments, and in the outside counsel spend of corporations and government agencies.

Seyfarth is proudly joined by 2019 CMCP honorees Zynga (John Essex and Guy Rounsaville In-House Counsel Diversity Award) and Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP (Minority-Owned Law Firm Client Service Award).

A recognized industry leader in law firm diversity and inclusion, Seyfarth was recently named a “Best Law Firm for Women” for the ninth straight year by Working Mother magazine. The firm was also recently shortlisted for the 2019 Chambers USA Diversity & Inclusion Awards. Notably, the firm was nominated for Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion Program in recognition of Seyfarth’s “Rooney Rule” initiative which, inspired by the NFL, has helped improve the hiring of diverse candidates across the firm.

About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 850 attorneys in 16 offices providing a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected industry associations, consulting firms and media.