June 14, 2022

Accenture Recognizes Five Law Firms with Outside Counsel Diversity Award

Annual award celebrates outstanding efforts to increase inclusion, diversity and equity in the legal profession

NEW YORK; June 14, 2022 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has recognized five law firms — Baker McKenzie; Allen & Overy; McDermott Will & Emery; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; and Lewis Silkin — with its Outside Counsel Diversity Award. Now in its second year, the annual award celebrates firms working with Accenture that are making tangible progress in inclusion, diversity and equity. This commitment is a key aspect of how Accenture chooses its legal partners.

“We work with legal partners that share our belief in the power of diversity — it is critical for innovation, attracts the best people and makes us smarter,” said Julie Sweet, chair and CEO, Accenture. “We are honored to recognize these five outstanding firms, whose strong commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity makes their work — and ours — the best it can be.”

Accenture’s legal team analyzed the diversity initiatives for 2021 of more than 70 small, medium and large law firms, measuring their progress in diversity (both firm-wide and specifically on Accenture matters); inclusion, diversity and equity activities; and advancing diversity commitments across the legal industry.

“The winners share our values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Joel Unruch, general counsel and corporate secretary, Accenture. “We recognize these leaders for their commitment and believe that all our partners have an opportunity to make significant contributions to diversity across the legal profession and to accelerate change.”

The Accenture Outside Counsel Diversity Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of these law firms:

About Accenture
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 699,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

# # #


Melissa Volin
+1 267 216 1815