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Promote Our affinity groups promote career growth and wellness for our diverse attorneys, focusing on support for members and the ongoing development of junior and mid-level lawyers. Through workshops and networking events, group members develop relationships with Venable leaders, mentors, colleagues, and clients. • The Venable Success Network (VSN) - VSN’s ongoing efforts have contributed to Venable’s 2019 recognition as a Lawyers of Color Diversity & Inclusion Leader. This honor is bestowed upon firms that are demonstrated leaders in hiring and retaining Black attorneys, based on data collected in The Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms. • Women Attorneys at Venable (WAVe) - Thanks in large part to WAVe initiatives, Venable was certified as a Gold Standard firm by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) in 2019. WILEF’s certification is crucial because it establishes important benchmarks as we continue to progress. • LGBTQ @ Venable - Through dialogue with change agents in the LGBTQ+ community, the group helps raise awareness, within the firm and beyond, of areas of importance to this community and of social issues affecting LGBTQ+ lawyers. Recent events include a conversation with Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the landmark decision that resulted in a victory for marriage equality. • The success of our promotion efforts is evident in the numbers. Last year, 42% of the attorneys promoted to non-equity partner and 53% of the attorneys promoted to counsel were women. This year, 25% of counsel promotions and 25% of new partners are women, one of whom is racially diverse. Today, nearly 24% of our partners are women, exceeding the industry average. I have seen firsthand how Venable supports diversity. Our LGBTQ @ Venable events have been opportunities for the full firm to come together, to learn, and to make all firm members feel included.” - Colin Vandell Partner Co-Chair, LGBTQ @ Venable New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Diversity Fellowship Program Partner of the Year Award Category Honors: Firm Structure, Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Firms for Gender Equity and Family Friendliness WILEF 2019 Gold Standard firm 2019 Lawyers of Color Diversity & Inclusion Leader 2018, 2019, and 2020 LCLD “Top Performer” and “Compass Award” winner Firm Accolades