Allstate Names Littler Mendelson P.C. as Recipient of Excellence in Diversity Award
Northbrook, Ill., June 21, 2018 – Allstate has presented Littler Mendelson P.C. with the prestigious Allstate General Counsel’s Excellence in Diversity Award, which recognizes the law firm that best exemplifies Allstate’s commitment to improving diversity in the legal profession. This is the second time Allstate has recognized a partnering law firm with the award.
“Inclusive diversity is a core Allstate value and Littler excels in hiring, promoting and developing diverse attorneys and offering them opportunities to serve on key committees within the firm,” said Susie Lees, Allstate’s general counsel. “Allstate values the breadth and depth of the backgrounds, views and experiences the individuals from our Premier Law Firms bring to our working relationships. I would like to extend my personal thanks to all of our partners for their commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession.”
Firms in Allstate’s Premier Law Firm Program are eligible to receive the award. The program consists of a select group of law firms chosen by Allstate’s Law & Regulation Department to be the primary providers of legal services for Allstate’s corporate matters.
Allstate determined the winner by evaluating information from its Inclusive Diversity Scorecard, an assessment of outside counsels based on an annual review of recruiting and retention trends, career advancement of women and other diverse attorneys, staffing of Allstate matters with diverse attorneys, and pipeline efforts to increase diversity. Littler is known for established and successful diversity initiatives such as the firm’s mentoring program for diverse attorneys, a women’s leadership development initiative, and a highly successful flex-time attorney program that focuses on promoting greater work-life balance.
“We are honored to be recognized by Allstate, a company that shares our philosophy and deep commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler. “For more than 75 years, we have fostered a culture where people of all backgrounds belong, grow and succeed. We believe that individuals with different life experiences and backgrounds offer distinct and unique points of view and it is our ongoing goal to ensure that we have a diverse mix of attorneys and staff at every level of the firm. We thank Allstate for this award, which reflects our continued pledge to setting the industry standard for diversity and inclusion.”
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