SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – Brooks Kushman received the Aspire Diversity Award from Lawyers of Color (LOC). The Aspire Diversity Award is awarded to firms that show an industry-leading commitment to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To be recognized with the award, a firm must satisfy two of the following 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 managing partner, executive/management committee member, or practice group head; and have at least 4% Black attorneys.
Brooks Kushman recognizes the essential role that diverse perspectives and experiences bring to the workplace and the ability to serve its clients. The firm is well-positioned to serve as a change agent in the community. Over the last decade, Brooks Kushman’s leadership has been diligently leading by example through transparency, with community organizations, benchmarking, and ongoing education. Deliberate action within law firms investing in training diverse professionals for leadership roles and providing them with high-profile opportunities to exercise leadership is the only way that firms will be able to significantly make a change in the industry.
Lawyers of Color is a 501(c)(3) devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities. We celebrate attorneys of color and conduct research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice. LOC has been recognized by the American Bar Association, National Black Law Students Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. Our company provides research, career development, and brand marketing opportunities to our clients. We have a social media and email community of nearly 50,000 legal professionals, the largest of any minority legal organization.
About Brooks Kushman P.C.
Founded in 1983, Brooks Kushman P.C. has built a national reputation as a premier intellectual property and technology law firm. We accomplish this with the understanding that the most effective IP solutions come from putting great minds together – our clients and our own. With offices in Michigan, California, Washington D.C., and Nevada, we forge strong relationships with corporations, small to medium-sized businesses, and leading universities across the country.
Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 Corporations across a variety of industries among its clients. Our attorneys have a deep understanding and broad range of experience in a variety of industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail. We are also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including, Best Lawyers, Law 360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review. For more information, please visit www.BrooksKushman.com.