In 2015, Lockheed Martin launched its annual Law Firm Diversity Assessment and today announced that national law firm, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, was selected to receive our 2022 recognition for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. This honor recognizes the firm’s diverse staffing profile and year-over-year improvement in this area.
Lockheed Martin remains committed to fostering a culture where diverse talents drive business success. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is the foundation of our culture, and we strive to partner with suppliers that share this commitment and champion their own programs that promote and advance diversity and inclusion. This year the corporation assessed its top law firms and Shook, Hardy & Bacon scored above industry average for its overall diversity, its staffing of Lockheed Martin matters, and for its percentage of female and minority equity partners at the firm.
“At Lockheed Martin, maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace is imperative to our business,” said Maryanne Lavan, Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. “Diverse views influence and contribute to our success in meeting business and legal objectives. We’re proud to honor Shook, Hardy & Bacon who have demonstrated through programs and partnerships that they are focused on attracting and retaining diverse talent.”
"Diverse views influence and contribute to our success in meeting business and legal objectives. We’re proud to honor Shook, Hardy & Bacon who have demonstrated through programs and partnerships that they are focused on attracting and retaining diverse talent."
Lockheed Martin’s annual Law Firm Diversity Assessment compared diversity data provided by Shook, Hardy & Bacon and other top law firms with industry averages and analyzed the data across the diversity dimensions of female, non-Caucasian, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT) persons, individuals with disabilities, and veteran status for the total firm (US-based only), staffing of Lockheed Martin matters, and equity partnership.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon succeeded in increasing the percentage of hours billed by females and minorities on Lockheed Martin matters and continues its strong representation of diverse attorneys on their Executive Committee. These increases contributed to Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s exceptional performance.