Bass, Berry & Sims was recognized with the Industry Diversity Award from Lawyers of Color for 2023. Only 28 firms nationwide earned this distinction in 2023. The award recognizes law firms that satisfy all of the following three criteria:

  • Have at least one staff member with the word “equity,” “diversity,” or “inclusion” in their title.
  • Have at least one attorney of color who is a managing partner, executive/management committee member, or practice group head.
  • Have at least 4% Black attorneys.

The full list of firms is available here and will be available in the full Diversity Issue 2023 published by Lawyers of Color on March 7.

Attorneys Rhea Shinde, Neerja Razdan and Dee Harleston (pictured left to right in second photo below) attended the Lawyers of Color Diversity Awards reception on May 18 to accept the award on behalf of the firm.

Photo credit: Najah K. Photography

Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.