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.
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