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King & Spalding Receives Highest Ranking in Boehringer Ingelheim’s Diversity Scorecard

19 Jan 2011
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., January 19, 2011 – For the second consecutive year, King & Spalding has been recognized by client Boehringer Ingelheim for achieving the highest diversity score among all of the company’s preferred-provider law firms. Firms are evaluated in four categories: percentage of billing by women and minorities; supplier diversity activities; internal diversity activities; and external diversity activities.

King & Spalding’s overall diversity efforts were singled out for praise by Marla S. Persky, Boehringer Ingelheim’s senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

The firm was also commended for its commitment to encouraging and supporting firmwide affinity groups and for the publication of an annual diversity report called “Achievements in Diversity.”

In a letter announcing the results of Boehringer Ingelheim’s assessment of its preferred-provider law firms, Persky said, “Diversity and inclusion are core to how we operate our department – and an essential element of what we expect from our outside firms.”

King & Spalding also has earned recognition for its diversity efforts from clients The Coca-Cola Company, Chevron Corporation and General Electric Company.

About King & Spalding
Celebrating 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm with more than 800 lawyers in Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Houston, London, New York, Paris, Riyadh (affiliated office), San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Washington, D.C. The firm represents half of the Fortune 100 and, according to a Corporate Counsel survey in August 2009, ranks fifth in its total number of representations of those companies. For additional information, visit