Diversity Successes

Since its inception, Barnes & Thornburg LLP has remained committed to the practice of promoting a diverse workforce – a place where all employees, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, are welcomed with open arms and are assured that they will be treated as nothing less than equal.

Barnes & Thornburg’s success in diversity is reflected by the following:
  • In 2010, Barnes & Thornburg was named the recipient of the Mayor's Celebration of Diversity Award for Community Relations at the 9th Annual City of Indianapolis Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards Luncheon
  • In 2009, Barnes & Thornburg received the Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Award for Development at the 8th Annual City of Indianapolis Mayor’s Celebration of Diversity Awards Luncheon
  • In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Multicultural Law magazine listed Barnes & Thornburg in its annual "Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity" ranking.
  • Eleven female Barnes & Thornburg lawyers were selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2008® magazine. For the second year in a row, three attorneys made the list of top 25 female Super Lawyers
  • Fourteen female Barnes & Thornburg lawyers were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009, and 49 of our female lawyers are listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • The firm was honored for its commitment to diversity in The Minority Journal, which noted the firm among the highest ranking of all large law firms in the Midwest
  • Recipient of the Madame C.J. Walker Award for continuous dedication and contributions to the central Indiana African-American community
  • Recipient of the Rabb Emison Award from the Indiana State Bar Association Opportunities for Minorities Committee honoring organizations demonstrating a commitment to promote diversity and equality in the legal profession
  • Several Barnes & Thornburg attorneys presented at the 2007 Diversity in Practice Conference held in Indianapolis. The conference provided an education experience for attorneys, human resource professionals, and corporate counsel on the issues of diversity in the legal profession