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Arnold & Porter Receives MCCA's 2015 Thomas L. Sager Award

October 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2015 -- The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) recently awarded Arnold & Porter the Thomas L. Sager Award for the Mid-Atlantic region.  The Sager Award recognizes law firms that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to improving the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys.  The award also acknowledged Arnold & Porter’s “strong commitment to diversity.”

Chairman-Elect of Arnold & Porter Richard M. Alexander said, “We are honored to be recognized by MCCA by receiving this prestigious award. MCCA and Tom Sager have been tireless in their efforts to promote diversity in our profession.

Vernessa Pollard, partner and chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, added, “Arnold & Porter is dedicated to programs, policies, and procedures geared to attract and retain diverse lawyers and employees.  The firm has long embraced MCCA’s mission by investing in people and creating an environment in which all personnel support and promote diversity as a core value and a strategic imperative.”

Arnold & Porter is committed to hiring candidates from a wide spectrum of diverse backgrounds.  Arnold & Porter is dedicated to the development and expansion of opportunities for diverse attorneys and has a comprehensive program to continually strengthen its diversity efforts.  The firm provides, training, support and resources that encourage our attorneys and professionals to advance diversity as a strategic priority.  The firm's diversity efforts include strong mentoring and professional development programs; affinity groups for women, minorities, LGBT attorneys, and veterans; and diversity training for all employees.

Arnold & Porter's Washington office received MCCA Sager Awards in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008.  In 2003 and 2005, the firm's New York office was also recognized with the Sager Award.

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