Diversity Honors and Awards

Diversity Honors

Haynes and Boone has long been recognized as a pioneer in the area of diversity and women initiatives. In fact, the firm appears in many “Top 100” rankings related to diversity and women matters. Although we are proud of this recognition, the firm views these accomplishments as small steps towards a greater goal.

We believe that recognition for our diversity efforts helps build momentum to support our recruitment and retention of the widest and best cross-section of attorney talent. That is why we are proud of such designations and rankings as these:

  • Haynes and Boone earned a 100 percent rating for the third consecutive year in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP has achieved certification in the Mansfield Rule 3.0 program 2020, which measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities for recruitment, governance roles, equity partner promotions, and inclusion in formal pitches to clients.
  • Haynes and Boone has received the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) Gold Standard Certification in 2020, with preceding recognition from 2011-2015, and 2017-2018.
  • Haynes and Boone was honored by the Texas State Board of Education with an Employers for Education Excellence Award for its pipeline initiatives and firm policies to help working parents in 2020. The firm is one of three employers in Texas to receive the gold level award.
  • Haynes and Boone earned a 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index and recognized as a Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
  • Haynes and Boone was recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019 Corporate Equality Index.
  • Haynes and Boone was recognized as a Best Law Firm for Women in 2019 by Working Mother magazine for its efforts to advance women lawyers.
  • Haynes and Boone was listed among Law360’s Best Firms for Minority Attorneys, 2019.
  • Haynes and Boone was selected for the 2018 AT&T Legal Department Diversity and Inclusion Progress Award.
  • Haynes and Boone was recognized as a Top 10 law firm for minority attorneys and minority equity partners by Law360 in its 2018 Diversity Snapshot.
  • Haynes and Boone was awarded the Diversity Law Institute Award for excellence, involvement and efforts in and furthering diversity within the legal profession in 2017.
  • PracticePro honored Haynes and Boone with the 2017 Diversity Leadership Award.
  • The South Asian Bar Association honored Haynes and Boone with the Diversity Champion Award in 2017.
  • In 2017, Vault’s annual survey of the 100 largest U.S. law firms ranked Haynes and Boone in the Top 100 for overall prestige and the Top 20 in the country for diversity.
  • Haynes and Boone has been named the 2016 Best Firm for Talent Management in North America by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards.
  • Haynes and Boone has been named the most diverse firm in Texas on The American Lawyer’s 2016 Diversity Scorecard. The firm ranked no. 27 nationwide.
  • Haynes and Boone was recognized as a Top 50 firm for minority attorneys in the Law360 Minority Report, Portfolio Media, Inc., 2015 and 2016.
  • For the second straight year, named the Best National Firm for Diversity in North America by the Americas Women in Business Law Awards, presented by Euromoney Legal Media Group, Euromoney Institutional Investor, PLC, 2014-2015
  • Haynes and Boone ranked No. 52 in American Lawyer’s 2015 Diversity Scorecard, ALM Media Properties, LLC.
  • The firm was chosen as a winner of the 2014 Diversity Leader Award by Profiles in Diversity Journal, a magazine focusing on diversity/inclusion in business, government, non-profit, higher education and military settings.
  • Haynes and Boone received the prestigious Thomas L. Sager Award in 2013, presented by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association in recognition of the firm’s commitment to diversity. The firm was also recognized as a finalist again in 2014 and 2015.

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