Friedman Kaplan Named to Bloomberg Law’s Inaugural Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Framework
Friedman Kaplan has been named to Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Framework as one of 28 U.S.-based law firms recognized for its level of disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance against six core pillars: demographics, leadership and talent pipeline, recruitment and retention, business innovation and strategy, marketing, and diversity & inclusion in the community. More information about the first-of-its-kind Bloomberg Law 2021 DEI Framework, the methodology, and a full list of members, is available here.
“Through a demonstrated commitment to DEI, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP is helping to move the legal industry forward and we recognize their performance by naming them as a member of our 2021 DEI Framework,” said Joe Breda, president, Bloomberg Law. “As we look to the future, it is increasingly apparent that businesses and corporations will look to legal service providers who reflect their values and commitments. Friedman Kaplan has distinguished itself as a law firm that - based on its track record to date - deserves to be a part of that consideration set.”
“We are truly proud to be recognized for Friedman Kaplan’s DEI commitment and very much appreciate the creation of Bloomberg Law’s DEI Framework to help measure and benchmark our efforts and those of our peers across the country. Our firm and the rest of the legal profession must consistently strive to do better in this area, and we remain dedicated to improvement,” said Friedman Kaplan Management Committee member Jason Rubinstein.
Bloomberg Law’s DEI Framework was developed in collaboration with Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index team, as well as diversity leads at corporations and U.S.-based law firms. Performance was assessed across more than 85 metrics, each associated with one of the framework’s six core pillars. Going forward, the methodology and membership criteria will be reviewed and updated annually to ensure alignment with industry trends, methodologies, and best practices.
More information about Friedman Kaplan’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion can be viewed here.