HOUSTON, June 25, 2010 — For the second time, King & Spalding has received a Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award from Chevron Corporation for its commitment to promoting diversity in the legal field. The award was presented to King & Spalding partner Carol M. Wood at ceremonies at Chevron’s headquarters in San Ramon, Calif., on June 22. Wood is head of the firm's Houston litigation practice.
King & Spalding was one of three firms honored for diversity at the event. Award recipients were selected by Chevron's Law Function Diversity Council and approved by the company's Law Function Executive Committee. As part of the award, the Chevron Law Department is donating $5,000 to a charitable organization of each honoree's choosing. King & Spalding has designated the Houston Urban Debate League and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr., Scholarship Program as recipients of its Chevron contribution, which the firm is doubling with a $5,000 contribution of its own. HUDL is dedicated to re-introducing academic debate to underserved and at-risk students in Houston area high schools. The Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr., Scholarship Program provides scholarship support for newly entering first-year law students pursuing a Juris Doctor (non-LL.M.) degree. King & Spalding has supported the scholarship program since it was created in 2005.
King & Spalding previously received Chevron’s diversity award in 2007. The firm was also recognized for its diversity efforts by the General Electric Company in 2008 as a recipient of its GE Legal Outside Counsel Diversity Award, by The Coca-Cola Company, which awarded King & Spalding its 2009 Living the Values law firm diversity award and by Boehringer Ingelheim for achieving the highest diversity score among the company's preferred-provider law firms in 2009.
The firm has a long tradition of promoting greater diversity within the firm and throughout the legal profession. King & Spalding was ranked by MultiCultural Law Magazine as 10th among the 2010 top 25 law firms for African-Americans, 16th among the top 100 firms for women and 54th among the top 100 firms for diversity overall.
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