Diversity is a cornerstone of Manatt's institutional identity. The Firm invests significant human and financial resources in fostering a progressive workplace that values diversity. Minorities serve as heads of offices and as members of various management teams (including the firm's Board of Directors). The firm's mix of diverse lawyers (which consistently exceeds the national average of the country's top law firms) has helped Manatt maintain an elite status among its peers. The American Lawyer ranked Manatt 23rd out of 233 firms surveyed in its 2012 Diversity Scorecard.
"A commitment to diversity and inclusion is one of Manatt's core values," said William T. Quicksilver, the firm's chief executive officer and managing partner. "We strongly believe that the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our professionals enable us to better serve the needs of our broad client base and make meaningful contributions to our communities. This partnership with the NBA will enhance our ability to advance these important aims."
About Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLPManatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is one of the nation's leading law firms, with offices strategically located in California ( Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sacramento), New York ( New York City and Albany) and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a sophisticated client base – including Fortune 500, middle-market and emerging companies – across a range of practice areas and industry sectors. For more information, visit www.manatt.com.
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