Harness IP has been recognized for its leadership in creating diversity in the legal profession by the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) with their 2022 Compass Award. The award recognizes LCLD’s most active partners and cites the firm’s “commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.”
Criteria for the award are based on participation in actionable programs designed to attract, inspire, and nurture diverse talent in society and within legal organizations. Honorees must be signatories of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity’s Leaders Pledge or have attended its Annual Membership Meeting or Leadership Summit. Additional requirements include participation in the LCLD’s Fellows and Pathfinder programs, and one of two pipeline programs designed to provide work and mentoring opportunities for law school students and young professionals, respectively. The firm joins 181 other organizations in receiving this honor.
LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity and consists of more than 430 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners – the leadership of the profession – who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession. Its action oriented approach is focused on producing tangible results in legal institutions by working to promote inclusiveness in organizations, its circles of influence, and society with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.
Harness IP is celebrating more than 100 years as an intellectual property law firm. Founded in 1921, the firm currently holds a No. 2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks No. 6 for filing the most patent applications on behalf of those companies. Harness IP’s attorneys and IP professionals focus exclusively on patents, trademarks, global IP management, litigation and other IP rights. The firm has offices in metropolitan Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.harnessip.com for more information.