Reed Smith has been named a Top Performer and Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which recognizes law firms and corporations that show a strong commitment to building a more inclusive legal profession. Reed Smith is an original LCLD co-founder and one of an elite number of LCLD member organizations that earned both distinctions this year.

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LCLD comprises of more than 450 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who are committed to ensuring that all talent thrives, with the ultimate goal of building a more equitable and diverse legal profession.

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

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

  • Member (Managing Partner/General Counsel) engagement with LCLD;
  • Nominate an LCLD Fellow;
  • Nominate an LCLD Pathfinder;
  • Participate in an LCLD Pipeline program (the 1L Scholars Program or the Success in Law School Mentoring Program).

“As active participants and ardent supporters of LCLD’s mission of creating a truly diverse U.S. legal profession, we appreciate the hard work LCLD puts into partnering with law firms and legal departments,” said Alan York, Reed Smith’s global chair of diversity, equity and inclusion. “We are honored to again be recognized as a top performing firm and a Compass Award winner and remain wholly committed to serving as standard bearer within the profession.”

Additional information pertaining to this year’s LCLD Top Performer and Compass Awards can be found at