Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity Names WTO a 2022 Compass Award Winner
Denver: The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has named Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) a 2022 Compass Award winner. The award recognizes the law firms and corporations that are among the most active in LCLD programming to build a more inclusive legal profession.
“We continuously strive to lead and learn in matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion,” says WTO Co-Managing Partner Michael Williams. “This is one of the many reasons why WTO highly values its membership with LCLD. We better serve our clients when we bring diverse teams to their trial and litigation matters."
Comprised of more than 430 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity in the legal industry. The Compass Awards recognize those individuals and organizations that fulfill all of the following requirements in a single calendar year:
- Member attendance at the LCLD Annual Membership Meeting; member attendance at a Leadership Summit; or submission of a Leader’s Pledge;
- Participation in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder programs; and
- Participation in an LCLD Pipeline program.
WTO lawyers Marissa Ronk and Brian Ruocco are the firm’s 2022 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinder, respectively. As part of WTO’s involvement with LCLD, Mike Williams drafted and publicly shared his personal Leader’s Pledge, which details actions he commits to take to advance diverse talent in the firm and the legal profession.
In addition to its involvement with LCLD, WTO is a founding member of the Denver Law Firm Coalition for Racial Equity, a sponsor and partner of the pipeline program Law School . . . Yes We Can!, and a founding member of the Colorado Pledge to Diversity.
Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have taken more than 1,100 trials and arbitrations to verdict or award and hundreds of appeals to opinion all across the nation, with exceptional results for our clients.
Established in 1998, WTO today numbers more than 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.