HOUSTON, August 27, 2013 — For the third time in six years, King & Spalding has been recognized by the Chevron Corporation for its commitment to promoting diversity in the legal field. The firm received a 2013 Chevron Law Firm Diversity Award at a special ceremony held at Chevron’s Houston offices and simulcast to the company’s headquarters in San Ramon, Calif., on August 12. The award was presented to King & Spalding partner Samuel Matchett and associate Elizabeth Silbert by Josetta Jones, chairperson of Chevron’s Law Function Diversity Council. Matchett is chair of the firm’s diversity committee. Also in attendance were King & Spalding partners Carol Wood and Robert Meadows.
King & Spalding was one of three firms honored this year with a diversity award. 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 Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, Inc., as the recipient of its Chevron contribution. Stonewall is a professional association of attorneys, judges, law students, paralegals and other legal professionals who support the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and who oppose discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity.
King & Spalding previously received a Chevron diversity award in 2010 and 2007.
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Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.