May 16, 2023

Accenture Recognizes Three Law Firms with Outside Counsel Diversity Award

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

NEW YORK; May 16, 2023 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has recognized three law firms—Baker McKenzie, Fish & Richardson and Mayer Brown—with its Outside Counsel Diversity Award. The annual award celebrates firms working with Accenture that are making significant 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 put inclusion, diversity and equity at the heart of their firms—like us, they believe that diversity fosters innovation, attracts the best talent and drives meaningful change,” said Julie Sweet, chair and CEO, Accenture. “We are honored to recognize these exceptional firms, whose unwavering commitment to diversity continually raises the bar for their work—and ours.”

Accenture’s legal team analyzed the 2022 diversity initiatives of more than 50 law firms globally, evaluating their commitments to advance inclusion, diversity and equity across the legal industry and the impact of their programs, both firm-wide and specifically on Accenture matters.

“The winners share our belief in the power of diversity to bring insights, experience and innovation to the legal profession,” said Joel Unruch, general counsel and corporate secretary, Accenture. “We believe that all our partners can realize opportunities to make significant contributions to advancing inclusion, diversity and equity—in their own firms and in the legal profession as a whole.”

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

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