Press Releases | 10/26/2021

Brooks Kushman Recognized by Leadership Council for Legal Diversity as a Top Performer and Compass Award Winner


SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman has been named both a Top Performer and Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). These awards recognize law firms and corporations who show a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession. Of the 43 law firms to receive this designation, Brooks Kushman was one of only two IP law firms to receive this designation.

LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity, consisting of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

The Top Performer award recognizes those organizations in the top 20 percent for participation in LCLD programs and activities.

The Compass Award recognizes those individuals and organizations that fulfill all of the following requirements in a single calendar year:

  • Member attendance at the 2020 LCLD Annual Membership Meeting and/or Member attendance at a 2021 Leadership Summit and/or submission of a Leader’s Pledge.
  • Participation in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs.
  • Participation in an LCLD Pipeline program (the 1L Scholars program or the Success in Law School Mentoring Program).

Last month, LCLD’s Board of Directors announced a requirement for members to create a public pledge detailing actions they will take to advance diverse talent. We are proud to be among those organizations who created a pledge in advance of the June 2022 deadline. To read Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah’s pledge, please click here.

Click here to read more about LCLD’s awards and view the full lists of winners.

About Brooks Kushman P.C.

Brooks Kushman P.C. is a premier intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm dedicated to the advancement and protection of innovations and brands that propel businesses around the world. With offices in Michigan and California, we work alongside corporations, small to medium sized businesses, and leading universities to protect their intellectual property assets. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience in industries and technologies, including consumer electronics, manufacturing, medical device, computer technology, aerospace, chemicals, biotechnology, and retail.

Brooks Kushman counts a number of Fortune 100 companies across a variety of industries among its clients. The firm is also recognized by leading legal publications and rankings, including Corporate Counsel magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Law360, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, and Intellectual Property Today. For more information, please visit

Keep Reading