Crain's Cleveland Business names Jones Day among leaders championing diversity and inclusion

Jones Day was named among the Crain's Cleveland Business inaugural list of "Businesses Championing Diversity and Inclusion" in recognition for its "… intentional effort to promote diversity and inclusion in their workplace and in the community at large."

The article recognized Jones Day for hiring its first female lawyer in 1960, who was promoted to partner a decade later; having a diversity leader and a diversity committee, with active diversity chairs in every U.S. office; and firmwide affinity groups for LGBTQ, Black, Hispanic, and women lawyers to provide support, networking, and development.

"I am proud of Jones Day's long tradition of supporting diversity in the legal profession," said Heather Lennox, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Cleveland Office. "That tradition got its start in our Cleveland Office, in 1960, when we were one of the first firms in the country to hire a woman lawyer, and continues today across all of our offices worldwide."

Nineteen organizations were named to the Crain's list representing professional athletics; the arts; and the business, legal, and medical communities. There are representatives from the construction, manufacturing, real estate, and finance sectors. The 19 organizations were chosen by the editors of Crain's.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.