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June 2020

Gordon & Rees Ranked Among the Top 50 Law Firms on American Lawyer’s 2020 Diversity Scorecard

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has been ranked No. 43 on American Lawyer's 2020 Diversity Scorecard, rising five spots from 2019. The Diversity Scorecard measures minority representation in the country's largest law firms. The firm has been ranked among the top 50 firms consecutively since 2012.

The firm's commitment to a culture of inclusion began more than two decades ago with the establishment of its Diversity Committee to devise and implement policies to advance diversity and inclusion as an integral part of the firm's culture. Gordon & Rees is vigilant about diversity in hiring, mentoring, retaining, and promoting. 

"As our firm continues to grow, diversity and inclusion remain cornerstone strategic priorities for us," said Dion Cominos, Firmwide managing partner. “However, we understand and appreciate that success in this space goes beyond statistics, and is ultimately measured in concrete actions and results. We remain very proud of the firm’s track record regarding diversity and inclusion and intend to continue working dutifully to achieve our goals in these critical areas.”

Recognizing that certain groups are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession, Gordon & Rees seeks to recruit, include, mentor and promote members of these groups. The firm's Diversity Committee has established five affinity groups to further inclusion within the firm’s ranks, they include: African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ, and South Asian. The affinity groups provide an opportunity for dynamic interactions among attorneys who share common experiences and backgrounds to support and foster their professional growth.

"We welcome individuals from all races, religions, cultural backgrounds, national origins, ages, disabilities, genders, and sexual orientations and are excited to offer a dynamic, challenging environment where every member of our team can develop their skills and careers," said Laura De Santos, co-chair of the firm's National Diversity Committee. 

"Our focus on diversity creates an innovative workplace that fosters discourse and collaboration," said Franz Hardy, co-chair of the firm's National Diversity Committee. "Diversity and inclusion are embedded in our culture, where we value every individual's unique contribution. Those perspectives and insights, in turn, benefit our clients as we advise and guide them on their legal needs."

Winning results, diverse lateral talent, cost effectiveness and the utmost level of responsiveness have helped Gordon & Rees achieve its long-term goal of becoming a national, full-service firm for our clients and their businesses. Marking the one-year anniversary of the firm’s 50-state platform in 2020, Gordon & Rees joined the ranks of the 100 highest-grossing law firms in the United States, as ranked by the Am Law 100 list. 

To learn more about diversity at Gordon & Rees, please click here.

Laura E. De Santos
Franz Hardy