The Denver Business Journal recently named Gordon & Rees to its lists of top Denver-area law firms for minority attorneys, with the firm ranking third based on the percentage of total local minority attorneys and 12th based on the number of minority attorneys. Of the Denver office’s 27 lawyers, five – nearly 19 percent – are minority attorneys, the DBJ reported.
Gordon & Rees’s Denver office diversity efforts are led by co-managing partners John Palmeri and Tom Quinn, with assistance from partner Franz Hardy, the firm’s national Diversity Committee chair. Palmeri and Quinn have championed Gordon & Rees’s mission to create an inclusive firm that values each individual’s contributions as well as worked to strengthen the firm’s commitment to diversity within the Denver legal community. The office is a recent recipient of the Diversity Leadership Award presented annually by the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.
One of the fastest-growing firms in the country, Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 575 lawyers and 32 offices in 20 states. In 2014, The National Law Journal ranked Gordon & Rees 89th on its list of the largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm at No. 131 on the Am Law 200 and at No. 26 on its Diversity Scorecard. The firm has been included on the Diversity Scorecard annually since 2005, and last year it was honored as a finalist for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for the West Region, which recognizes a firm's commitment to the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys. Gordon & Rees has been recognized on the “BTI Client Service A-Team” survey for the past three years and has been honored as a 2014 "Go-To Law Firm" for Fortune 500 companies as well as selected for inclusion on Corporate Counsel magazine’s 2014 “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies” list.
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