Multi Cultural Lawmagazine awarded its highest accolades to the law firm Epstein Becker and Green, P.C. (EBG) in their 2005 Edition, praising the firm for going beyond tradition to build an atmosphere of equal opportunity, respect, and tolerance.
"At EBG, diversity is of the highest priority," said Ken Standard, chair of the firm's Diversity Committee. "Our commitment is to ensure that our environment allows each individual to develop to his or her own full potential."
According to Multi Cultural Lawmagazine, EBG not only practices what it preaches, but serves as an example for what a law firm dedicated to diversity should aspire to. Its Diversity Committee includes at least one member of the firm from each of its 11 offices, each of which also has a local Diversity Committee to administer its day-to-day office needs.
As chair, Mr. Standard makes it a point to travel to the firm's offices, answer questions, pose solutions, and examine in detail the problems that impede diversity in today's business environment.
"We realize that as we focus on increasing our diverse client base, we also need to ensure we continue our efforts to maintain our diverse professional and support staff," said Standard.
EBG was ranked number one in diversity for partners, number five for associates, number seven for women, number three for African Americans, and number five for overall diversity. No other law firm scored in the top ten in all categories. Standard feels that successful firms are those that can boast a rich cross-section of humanity in order to better serve a diverse and expanding client base.