On Oct. 26, the national Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
announced its 2021 Top Performers and Compass Award recipients. McGuireWoods was one
of 60 LCLD member organizations that earned both honors.
Top Performers are LCLD's most active member corporations and law firms,
while the Compass Awards recognize members who attend LCLD's annual
meetings and participate in the Fellows and Pathfinder programs, plus at
least one pipeline program, such as mentoring or hosting 1L LCLD Scholars.
Earning both recognitions, in LCLD's eyes, signals a firm's "commitment to
building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession."
Ava Lias-Booker, chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, noted: “Our
commitment to attracting and retaining talent means we ensure lawyers from
diverse backgrounds are meaningfully engaged in client work and
relationships, and we ensure they have the tools to ascend to leadership
roles. McGuireWoods is proud to be an LCLD member and to support its
has been a member and active participant in LCLD since the organization was
founded in 2009.