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Atlanta - Ford & Harrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as one of three finalists for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's (MCCA) 2012 Thomas L. Sager Award for the South/Southwest Region. The Sager Award is MCCA's most prestigious award, given to law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. The winner of this award will be announced at the MCCA Regional Networking Forum taking place on February 15, 2012 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas.
The program will feature a panel discussion with local legal leaders discussing how fascinating life experiences have impacted their careers. Following the discussion will be a Networking Reception.
Ford & Harrison was named a finalist due to an aggressive strategic plan for improving diversity and inclusion at the firm. Some of the more recent action items and successes have included a firmwide diversity training program, a "Partners in Progress" mentoring program for all associates, a pipeline initiative which includes a scholarship for a minority law students and an expanded minority mentoring network, collaborative efforts with diversity associations in each of our cities, and "Connections for Success," a mentoring program for the Boys & Girls Club of America's Southeast region "Youth of the Year" winners.
"We are honored to be named as a finalist for the 2012 Thomas L. Sager Award for the South/Southwest Region," said Dawn Siler-Nixon, Ford & Harrison's Diversity and Inclusion Partner. "Diversity is central to our culture through proactive leadership, dedicated mentoring and on-going professional development for our attorneys. We are pleased to see that our beliefs and efforts are being recognized." About Ford & HarrisonFord & Harrison is a national labor and employment law firm with approximately 205 lawyers in 24 offices: Atlanta, Asheville (NC), Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Melbourne (FL), Miami, Memphis, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco, Short Hills, (NJ), Spartanburg (SC), Tampa and Washington, DC, as well as of counsel affiliates in Akron (OH), Boston and Houston. The firm represents employers in traditional labor, employment litigation, business immigration and employee benefits. For more information visit www.fordharrison.com.