PITTSBURGH  — Reed Smith has been named a Top Performer and Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), recognizing the law firms and corporations that demonstrate a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.

LCLD is one of the nation’s leading organizations promoting diversity and consists of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners—the leadership of the profession—who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession.

The Top Performer award recognizes those organizations in the top 20 percent for participation in LCLD programs and activities.

The Compass Award recognizes those individuals and organizations that fulfill all of the following requirements in a single calendar year:

  • Member attendance at the 2020 LCLD Annual Membership Meeting and/or Member attendance at a 2021 Leadership Summit and/or submission of a Leader’s Pledge.
  • Participation in the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinder Programs.
  • Participation in an LCLD Pipeline program (the 1L Scholars program or the Success in Law School Mentoring Program).

“We have had a long and beneficial relationship with LCLD, primarily due to the fact that they hold us and other organizations with a diversity-first mindset accountable,” said Geoff Young, Reed Smith’s Executive Director of Diverse Recruiting. “We are honored to be named a top performing firm and a Compass Award winner, and remain wholly committed to fulfilling the responsibilities and expectations placed upon us by the LCLD.”

Read more about LCLD's awards and view the full list of winners at lcldnet.org.