Dinsmore Earns 'Best in Class' Diversity Award in Cleveland

December 11, 2021Quotes & Mentions
Crain's Cleveland

Dinsmore was recently awarded Best in Class for diversity in the legal profession by Crain's Cleveland Business in its issue recognizing seven "notable businesses championing diversity and inclusion."

“Everyone has a customer in the business world, and the customer population is becoming more diverse," partner Richik Sarkar told Crain's. "Look around your company. If everyone seems the same, especially in leadership, you’ll have a problem serving your customer, and if you don’t take steps to understand your customers, you’ll face failure sooner rather than later.” 

This award follows a tradition of diversity-focused recognitions and initiatives for the firm. Dinsmore also recently earned the Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus for the 2021 iteration of the diverse leadership hiring initiative. In May, Dinsmore partnered with Procter & Gamble and the Ohio Innocence Project at Cincinnati Law to create a fellowship for a diverse recent law school graduate to gain experience in civil rights litigation and policy-making. The same month, the firm launched its Pre-Law Minority Program to help students of color at four Kentucky universities. Dinsmore is also a member of Diversity Best Practices and is annually recognized by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity as a Top Performer. Read more on Dinsmore's Diversity & Inclusion initiatives here.