DENVER, CO—Sherman & Howard has been recognized by the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank dedicated to helping organizations create inclusive cultures, in its New Partner Report as one of 67 nationwide law firms with 50% or more women in their 2021 U.S.-based new partner classes. In its 10th year, the report is a compilation of public data released by more than 150 of the nation’s largest and top-grossing firms, citing those that are “tipping the scales” toward gender parity in leadership.
According to Kukreja, the firm is instituting diversity and flexibility directives across its operations, including its hiring practices, recruitment for its summer associate program for law students, and employee guidelines in the work environment. Earlier this year, Sherman & Howard also joined the Practice Denver Initiative spearheaded by the Denver Law Firm Coalition for Racial Equity to bring diverse and talented legal professionals from around the country to the region for the betterment of area law firms, communities and the profession.
In 2021, the report found that Sherman & Howard had 57 percent of women enter the firm as members, which is the equivalent to partners.