PALO ALTO, January 28, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international technology and energy law firm, announced today that its Intellectual Property Department has been recognized as an “Inclusion Blueprint Champion.” The firm was identified by Diversity Lab and ChIPs as one of 13 firms that scored the highest on diversity representation and inclusion activities in a designated category, one of which included intellectual property.
The Inclusion Blueprint, a collaborative project between Diversity Lab and ChIPs, provides a tool to measure the representation of diverse lawyers and the career-enhancing inclusion activities of law firms to help ensure that “historically underrepresented lawyers have fair and equal access to quality work, influential people and other opportunities.”
The Inclusion Blueprint comprises two main criteria of diversity and inclusion efforts at both the leadership and practice group levels: (1) current diversity representation target thresholds and year-over-year progress; and (2) ongoing inclusion practices and activities.
This recognition is one of several recent diversity and inclusion-related accolades earned by Baker Botts. In October, the firm was named by ChIPs as one of the top 10 firms for leadership and IP diversity & inclusion, for the second consecutive year.
Baker Botts was also recently recognized by Diversity Lab as “Mansfield Certified Plus.” The “Certified Plus” status signifies that the firm not only considered at least 30% women, people of color and LGBTQ lawyers for leadership positions and in lateral recruiting over the previous year, but also achieved representation of at least 30% women and diverse lawyers in several key areas – including significant leadership roles and promotions.
Diversity Lab is an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law. ChIPs is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy.
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