Dickinson Wright Named One of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by Women Inc. Magazine

TROY, Mich., October 1, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by Women Inc. Magazine.

“Dickinson Wright is honored to be included in Women Inc.’s Top 100 Law Firms for Women,” said Katheryne Zelenock, Member, Chair of the Dickinson Wright Women’s Network and Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “Dickinson Wright is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and are pleased to have our efforts to support the professional development and success of our women attorneys recognized by Women Inc. Magazine.”

Zelenock noted that the Dickinson Wright Women’s Network not only engages in a variety of internal efforts to help the firm’s women attorneys succeed, but also offers networking and outreach activities in the communities where the firm’s offices are located across the country, including sponsorship of events celebrating the accomplishments of women, support of scholarships and activities for law students and younger students interested in the practice of law, and similar pursuits.

Women Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Law Firms for Women selected firms based on survey data and criteria including, prior recognition, recruitment/community outreach, firm prominence with input from editorial staff that has spent many years covering the legal industry. The list of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women is featured in the September issue of Women Inc. Magazine.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 17th Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality

DETROIT, Mich., March 28, 2019 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that it received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. Dickinson Wright joins the ranks of over 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Many of these companies have also become vocal advocates for equality in the public square, including the dozens that have signed on to amicus briefs in vital Supreme Court cases and the more than 170 that have joined HRC’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act. Time and again, leading American businesses have shown that protecting their employees and customers from discrimination isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s also good for business.”

“Once again, we are pleased to have participated in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index and to achieve a perfect 100 for the second year in a row,” said Harlan Robins, Deputy CEO – Finance & Diversity. “This recognition reflects the firm’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture for all of our lawyers and employees. At Dickinson Wright, we understand that hiring and retaining a diverse workforce is a core component of the firm’s values and it is instrumental to providing our clients with the best legal service.”

The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Dickinson Wright’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 475 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 19 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 12 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

McGiffert Joins Firm’s Management Team as First Director of Diversity

Laurel F. McGiffert, a partner at Plunkett Cooney – one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms – has been appointed as the firm’s first ever Director of Diversity & Inclusion.

Plunkett Cooney President & CEO Thomas P. Vincent announced the appointment yesterday, indicating that McGiffert, who is a founding member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and a member of the Detroit office, will join his administration immediately.

“Laurel is an outstanding trial attorney who has been dedicated to improving diversity and inclusion within our firm and the Metro Detroit legal community for years,” Vincent said. “She understands our firm well and has great ideas about how we can continue to advance our efforts internally and on behalf of our clients.”

In her new role, McGiffert will be responsible for leading the firm’s efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. She will work alongside the firm’s management team, diversity committee members and administrative department leaders to accomplish this goal.

“I’m honored and excited to have been given this opportunity by Tom and the firm to focus on an issue about which I’m truly passionate,” said McGiffert, who is a member of several organizations focused on diversity, including the African American Partners Collaborative. “Plunkett Cooney has been a leader on diversity in the legal community for years. This new position will allow me to focus on helping to take that work to the next level.”

McGiffert, who graduated from Vassar College in 1970 and Wayne State University Law School in 1980, joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1991. Her practice includes the defense of clients in civil litigation involving employment law, medical malpractice, general liability and municipal liability.

A member of the firm’s Medical Litigation, Employment Law and Governmental Law practice groups, she is active in several bar organizations, including the Wolverine Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and American Board of Trial Advocates. She also serves as a member of the boards of directors for the Oakland Mediation Center and Power Company Kids Club.

McGiffert is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the 2017 Earl J. Cline/Sherwin Schreier Award for Excellence presented by the Negligence Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the 2012 Respected Advocate Award from the Michigan Association for Justice. She is an AV-preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, and she has been named for several years as a Best Lawyer in America, a Michigan Super Lawyer and a Dbusiness magazine Top Lawyer. Crain’s Detroit Business named McGiffert to its 2017 list of Michigan’s Notable Women in the Law, and she was named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly to its class of Women in the Law for 2015.


Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney employs nearly 300 employees, including approximately 150 attorneys in eight Michigan cities, as well as in Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Fortune magazine has also named Plunkett Cooney among the top commercial firms in the United States.

For more information about Laurel McGiffert’s appointment as Plunkett Cooney’s first Director of Diversity & Inclusion, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008 or jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

 

Dickinson Wright PLLC Scores Perfect 100 on the 2018 Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm received a score of 100 on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ workplace quality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Dickinson Wright’s score reflects a commitment to LGBTQ workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices.

“We are pleased to have participated in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index and to achieve a perfect 100 this year,” said Harlan Robins, Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. “This recognition reflects the firm’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture for all of our lawyers and employees. At Dickinson Wright, we understand that hiring and retaining a diverse workforce is a core component of the firm’s values and it is instrumental to providing our clients with the best legal service.”

The 2018 CEI rated a total of 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.


About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright PLLC Adopts ABA Resolution 113 Regarding Diversity

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has adopted the American Bar Association’s Resolution 113 urging law firms to “expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse attorneys.”

“We are pleased to adopt ABA Resolution 113 as we continue our efforts to create a diverse and inclusive culture for all of our lawyers and employees,” said Harlan Robins, Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity Committee. “At Dickinson Wright, we know that hiring and retaining a diverse workforce represents a commitment to equality as a fundamental component of our corporate values and those of our clients and other key stakeholders.”

ABA Resolution 113 was adopted by the organization in 2016 and:

“Urges all providers of legal services, including law firms and corporations, to expand and create opportunities at all levels of responsibility for diverse attorneys and urges clients to assist in the facilitation of opportunities for diverse attorneys, and to direct a greater percentage of the legal services they purchase, both currently and in the future, to diverse attorneys.”

Dickinson Wright PLLC is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is a recognized leader among law firms for our diversity initiatives. For decades, Dickinson Wright has been a pioneer in all aspects of diversity – both within the firm and in the communities where we do business. From the associate level up to management, we are committed to recruiting and supporting diverse candidates. We know that a diverse team enables us to offer our clients a variety of mindsets when approaching complex legal issues. To learn more about our diversity initiatives, please click here.


About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright Attorney Sherry D. O’Neal Named a “2017 Women in the Law” Honoree by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Sherry D. O’Neal has been selected as a “2017 Women in the Law” Honoree by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

Ms. O’Neal is a Member in the firm’s Detroit office and serves as the firm’s Pro Bono Coordinator. She focuses her practice on labor & employment litigation, commercial & business litigation, and insurance & ERISA litigation. She has represented clients in federal and state court with respect to unlawful discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful discharge, FLSA, defamation, breach of contract and ERISA claims.

As Dickinson Wright’s Pro Bono Coordinator, Ms. O’Neal is the liaison between the firm and several organizations in our efforts to serve our communities through pro bono service. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Pro Bono Initiative and Co-Chair of the Pro Bono Committee for the Federal Bar Association. Ms. O’Neal is a member of the American Bar Association, the Detroit Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Wolverine Bar Association, and the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. She received her B.S. from Wayne State University and her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.

Each year, Michigan Lawyers Weekly selects 30 lawyers to honor as “Women in the Law”. “Women in the Law” honorees are lawyers who are committed to excellence in the practice of law while inspiring and serving as mentors to other women in the profession. The “2017 Women in the Law” will be honored at an annual luncheon and awards celebration on September 7, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott in Troy.


About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built a state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Dickinson Wright Attorney Katheryne Zelenock Named a “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Attorney Katheryne L. Zelenock has been named a “Woman Worth Watching” by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

The 16th Annual Women Worth Watching leadership issue recognizes dynamic professional women who are using their talents and influence to change our workplaces and our world. Nominated by their employers or colleagues, these accomplished executives are from corporate organizations, world-class educational institutions, the armed forces, and nonprofit groups.

As Chair of the Dickinson Wright’s Women’s Network, Ms. Zelenock has expanded the firm’s efforts to support and advance women attorneys within the firm and the practice of law. Under her leadership, the Women’s Network has instituted training and professional development coaching for its female attorneys to help them grow their book of business and to advance in the legal profession. The Women’s Network also sponsors attendance by women attorneys at a variety of leadership and professional conferences and seminars, helps to promote women attorneys for professional recognition, and supports scholarships and charitable organizations that focus on the needs of women and children in the communities where we do business. Ms. Zelenock also recently led a collaborative project with the University of Michigan Ross School of Business to assess Dickinson Wright’s progress toward diversity and inclusion objectives. To see Ms. Zelenock’s profile in the latest edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal, please click here.

Ms. Zelenock is a Member in the firm’s Real Estate Group in the Troy office. In her practice, she leads a team that closes commercial and multifamily mortgage loans across the country on behalf of leading national lenders as well as smaller regional and local banks, including multifamily and manufactured housing community loans originated for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. She is also experienced in matters related to troubled properties and owners, and the modification, restructuring and workout of financing arrangements, including related litigation and due diligence.

Ms. Zelenock is a member of the American Bar Association, the Mortgage Bankers’ Association of America, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Oakland County Bar Association. She is an elected member of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and is recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Michigan Super Lawyers, and Dbusiness magazine. Ms. Zelenock received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has 18 offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and 11 other domestic offices in Austin and El Paso, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canadian office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Bonnie Mayfield Serves as a Featured Speaker at DRI Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

Bonnie Mayfield, a member of Dykema’s Litigation and Labor & Employment practices, recently served as a featured speaker at the Defense Research Institute’s Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, which took place in New York, New York.

Mayfield’s presentation, titled “Diversity & Inclusion: 7 Best Law Firm Practices,” was given during the Achieving and Supporting Diversity and Inclusion program, which served as an examination of best practices that law firms and insurance companies employ to achieve tangible results in diversity and inclusion, obtain leadership commitment, implement recruitment strategies and mentoring programs, and create a multicultural environment.

In her presentation, Mayfield identified concrete, best practices that lawyers and law firms can use to achieve tangible diversity and inclusion within their lives and organizations. Mayfield also explained implicit bias and microinequities, subtle and often subconscious negative micromessages that display true thoughts, attitudes and values of inclusion and exclusion.

Dickinson Wright PLLC Scores an 85 on the 2017 HRC Corporate Equality Index

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm received a score of 85 on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace quality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Dickinson Wright’s score reflects a commitment to LGBT workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits, and practices.

“We are pleased to have participated in the 2017 Corporate Equality Index for the first time this year, and we are honored to receive a first-time score of 85.” said Harlan Robins, Co-Chair of Dickinson Wright’s Diversity Committee. “This recognition reflects our commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive culture for all of our lawyers and employees. At Dickinson Wright, we know that hiring and retaining a diverse workforce represents a commitment to equality as a fundamental component of our corporate values and those of our clients and other key stakeholders.”

The 2017 CEI rated a total of 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 425 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas and 16 industry groups. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and ten other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville and Music Row, Tenn.; Las Vegas and Reno, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

Plunkett Cooney named among nation’s largest, best for female diversity

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has published its annual list of the largest law firms and Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest, has received two important designations.

A perennial member of the NLJ Top 350 list of largest law firms, Plunkett Cooney ranked 252nd nationally with 152 attorneys self-reported in 2015. The firm also reported 84 equity partners, 10 non-equity partners, 54 associate attorneys and 14 attorneys in the “other” category, which includes of counsel lawyers.

In addition to being included among the nation’s largest law firms, Plunkett Cooney was identified as one of the best nationally for female diversity with 30 percent of its 152 attorneys being women. In 2015, 23 percent of its partners were female and 50 percent of the associates were female.

“It’s always nice to be included on the NLJ list, but I’m particularly focused on growing our firm and adding even more depth in terms of diversity,” said Plunkett Cooney’s President and CEO Dennis G. Cowan. “Our clients understand that in order to grow their businesses, they must reflect the communities they hope to reach. We apply that same philosophy, because diversity is truly one of our strengths as a law firm.”

Data included in the largest law firms report is collected through the annual NLJ 500 Survey, which is sent to hundreds of firms throughout the country. The statistics reported above reflect the average full-time equivalent number of attorneys at Plunkett Cooney in 2015.

With respect to its focus on diversity, Plunkett Cooney has established a plan that includes 10 specific goals designed to increase the size of the firm’s diversity pool of employment candidates and to retain them once they have joined the firm.The firm’s commitment to diversity serves to advance each of the strategic goals, which includes policies to recruit, train and maintain a diverse team of exceptional professionals, paralegals and support staff.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney currently employs approximately 140 attorneys in nine Michigan cities, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. The firm, which provides a range of transactional and litigation defense services, has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

Plunkett Cooney has received numerous honors related to its diversity efforts in the workplace and as a member of the legal community. The firm has also been recognized for several consecutive years as a top place to work.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney’s placement on the NLJ’s 2016 list of largest law firms, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing & Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008; jcornwell@plunkettcooney.com.

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