Firm Ranks #1 Five Years in a Row in Overall Diversity, Diversity for Women and Diversity for Minorities
Tampa, Fla. – August 2, 2013 – For the fifth consecutive year, Carlton Fields ranks as the number one law firm in the country for “Overall Diversity,” “Diversity for Women,” and “Diversity for Minorities” in a survey conducted by the career intelligence company, Vault. The firm also ranked #1 in the Diversity categories “LGBT” and “Disabilities.” Carlton Fields is the only law firm to receive a #1 ranking in all five Vault Law Firm Diversity categories.
“It’s an honor to receive these top rankings in diversity for five consecutive years,” said Gary L. Sasso, president and CEO of Carlton Fields. “It’s a true testament to our firm’s commitment to diversity. At Carlton Fields, diversity is not about statistics. We like to say that we value diversity in all things, and we mean it.”
Carlton Fields’ Chief Diversity Officer, Nancy Faggianelli, added, “Achieving these rankings in Vault’s diversity categories is gratifying given that they reflect the views of our associates. For us, diversity is an integral part of our business goals.”
Vault is an insider career network providing detailed information on careers with thousands of companies and dozens of industries. It has become the “go to” source for most candidates, including students at national law schools. The annual law guide is known as the definitive career guide for today’s generation of law students and lawyers.
Vault’s rankings reflect the insider opinions and perceptions of associates on various “Quality of Life” criteria. A team of Vault researchers surveyed many of the nation’s largest firms, including Carlton Fields. The firm ranked among the Top 25 Best Law Firms to Work For in the country in other key categories aside from diversity, including transparency, career outlook, formal and informal training, culture, substantive work, summer associate preparation, pro bono, and associate-partner relations.
About Carlton Fields: Carlton Fields is a leading provider of legal and consultative services to a broad spectrum of business clients ranging from multi-national Fortune 100 companies to start-ups. With locations in major business centers in the Southeast and in New York, Carlton Fields offers to its clients more than 300 attorneys and government consultants.