DALLAS (June 8, 2023) — Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL) has once again been recognized as one of the most diverse law firms in the country.

BAL ranked #3 out of 226 firms on The American Lawyer’s 2023 Diversity Scorecard, including ranking #1 among all firms in Asian attorney representation for the second year in a row and #6 for percentage of Hispanic attorneys.

Over half (55%) of all BAL attorneys — including nearly two-thirds (62%) of equity partners — identify as racially or ethnically diverse.

These figures reflect BAL’s ongoing intentional efforts to cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. DE&I initiatives play a pivotal role in fostering inclusivity, and the firm has enacted several DE&I initiatives in an effort to drive diversity in perspectives, experience and practices.

BAL also conducts internal and external benchmarking to ensure that we are able to attract and retain talent in today’s competitive job market. By embracing DE&I, we enhance our employer brand and make our organization more attractive to diverse candidates. In support of this effort, our recruiting strategy includes efforts to increase minority outreach at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and among other minority student groups, such as BALSA, LALSA and Lavender Law, at universities that already partner with BAL for recruitment.

“At BAL, diversity is more than a talking point,” said Nicole Dawson, Chief People Officer. “Our diversity is one of our biggest strengths. It reflects our inclusive work environment and how we interact with clients and our communities. It is who we are.”

In addition to the recognition from The American Lawyer, BAL was recently honored with an Aspire Diversity Award by Lawyers of Color. The firm ranked #1 in the country for diversity and #1 in equity partner diversity in Law360’s latest Diversity Snapshot and ranked second among law firms in its class in Law360’s Glass Ceiling Report on Women in Law.

About BAL
Established in 1980, BAL powers human achievement through immigration expertise, people-centered client services and innovative technology. BAL, with 13 offices across the United States and global coverage in more than 185 countries around the world, operates as a single entity through its oneBAL culture — a uniquely holistic approach, intentionally structured as one team, one brand, one P&L, one standard of excellence and one unifying technology. This united approach enables the firm to deliver the highest level of knowledge, insights and resources from across the entire organization.

At BAL, we pursue the exceptional. To learn more visit bal.com.

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