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APABA-SV Awards Seyfarth 2013 Hope Award for Diversity


Brian Kiefer
, Director of Public Relations

Ivette Delgado, Public Relations Manager

San Francisco (October 23, 2013) — Seyfarth Shaw LLP has received the 2013 Hope Award for Diversity from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley. The award recognizes a large law firm that best demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, diverse representation in the workplace, and an organizational culture that highly values workplace diversity and social justice in the community. 

According to APABA-SV, Seyfarth was selected based on the firm’s

  • Cultivation of minority leadership at the local and national levels;
  • Financial and service-based support for numerous diversity and justice organizations across the country;
  • Work toward justice and equality through corporate citizenship and pro bono efforts; and
  • Efforts to build a strong pipeline of diverse attorneys via its formal diversity initiatives, efforts toward hiring, retaining and promoting minority lawyers, and support for women’s and LGBT initiatives.\

A group of Seyfarth attorneys accepted the award before an audience of over 400 Silicon Valley counsel at APABA-SV’s annual scholarship and diversity awards banquet, which featured a keynote by the Honorable Sabrina McKenna, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Hawaii, and the first openly gay Asian Pacific American state supreme court justice. 

Seyfarth Shaw has more than 800 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., 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’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit