Diversity Awards & Recognition
Cadwalader has received numerous awards and honors for the success of its diversity and inclusion efforts:
- Received a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign 2021 Corporate Equality Index and was designated as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” for an 9th consecutive year.
- The firm ranked as a Top Firm in Law360’s “2020 Glass Ceiling Report” in the 251-600 lawyer category.
Cadwalader received a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for an eighth consecutive year.
- We are named among top Female and Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women for our hiring practices, and LGBTQ+ representation in the Yale Law Women’s 2020 Female & Family Friendly Report.
- Cadwalader was shortlisted for three 2019 Chambers USA Diversity & Inclusion Awards (Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Pro Bono Program of the Year).
- Cadwalader’s Sponsorship Program was spotlighted as a case study in the 2019 Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Institute.
- Cadwalader is ranked 7th in the 300-599 lawyer category in the Law360 2019 Diversity Snapshot survey, which analyzes the minority headcount numbers at more than 300 U.S. firms.
- Cadwalader received a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and was designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for a seventh consecutive year.
- The firm was shortlisted for three 2019 Chambers USA Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion; Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year; and Pro Bono Program of the Year.
- Cadwalader has earned Category Honors in the Leadership & Promotions; Training & Mentorship; and Parental & Family Accommodations categories of the Yale Law Women’s 2018 Female & Family Friendly Report.
- Cadwalader received the City & State New York Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Diversity Award in 2017.
- Cadwalader has earned Category Honors in the Bonuses and Billing category of the Yale Law Women's 2016 Family Friendly Firm Report.
- Cadwalader’s Sponsorship Program was recognized as a “Best Practice” in the 2016 New York City Bar Diversity Benchmarking Report.
- Cadwalader has been awarded a place on Yale Law Women’s 2015 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms List.
- The firm received the Diversity Law Firm of the Year award from ACQ5, a London-based M&A magazine news site.
- Cadwalader has been shortlisted for the Chamber’s Women in Law Awards, USA 2015 for the Most Pioneering Gender Diversity Initiative.
- Cheryl Barnes, a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, has been named among the Most Influential Black Lawyers in 2015 by Savoy magazine.
- The firm was selected to the New York Law Journal “Diversity Initiative 2015,” which recognizes law firms and legal organizations for their commitment to creating a diverse legal community.
- The firm was named among the “Top Corporate Allies for Diversity” in 2014 by Difference Matters Magazine. The awards recognize organizations for their steadfast and pioneering commitment to and support of employees.
- Cadwalader was named Advocate Law Firm of the Year for 2013 by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).
- The firm was shortlisted for several Euromoney Legal Media Group 2013 Americas Women in Business Law Awards, including Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm, Best International Firm for Women in Business Law, and Best International Firm for Pro Bono Work categories.