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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Names WTO a 2023 Compass Award Winner

Date: 11.01.23

Denver: The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) named Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) a Compass Award winner for the third consecutive year. The award recognizes law firms and corporations that are active in LCLD programs for their commitment to building a more inclusive legal profession.

LCLD—an organization of more than 400 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—has an ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession. The Compass Awards recognize individuals and organizations that fulfill all of the following requirements in a single calendar year:

•    Member (Managing Partner/General Counsel) engagement with LCLD 
•    Nominate an LCLD Fellow and Pathfinder 
•    Participate in an LCLD Pipeline program

WTO lawyer Melissa Romero is the firm’s 2023 LCLD Fellow. 

In addition to its involvement with LCLD, WTO is a founding member of the Denver Law Firm Coalition for Racial Equity, a member of the international Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, and involved in the Colorado General Counsel Mentoring Program. 

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have taken more than 1,100 trials and arbitrations to verdict or award and hundreds of appeals to opinion across the nation, securing exceptional results for our clients.

Established in 1998, WTO today has approximately 100 trial lawyers and litigators. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals and related litigation ranging from complex commercial to class actions to catastrophic torts.

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