BakerHostetler Recognized as Diversity Champion by Client Meta

News / July 19, 2022

On July 15, BakerHostetler received Meta Legal’s 2022 Outside Counsel Diversity Champions award. Each year, Meta invites 40 firms to compete for this award.

“A key component of the five-year strategic plan BakerHostetler launched in 2020 was a commitment to the recruitment, retention and advancement of people of all backgrounds and experiences, at all levels of our firm. We have actualized this commitment through innovative talent development programs to create and foster greater opportunities for women and diverse attorneys to succeed within our firm. Earning this honor underscores the success of the efforts we’ve made to prioritize inclusion and diversity within our own ranks and in the legal profession more broadly,” said Chairman Paul Schmidt.

In addition to a wide range of internal initiatives designed to aid in recruiting, supporting and advancing diverse attorneys, BakerHostetler has partnered with groups such as the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, the Alliance for Asian American Justice and the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance. BakerHostetler also works directly with Meta on several diversity and inclusion projects, including the Patent Pipeline Program, the Meta 1L Summer Associate Program and Meta’s Legal Mentorship Program.

Partner Jeewon Serrato is one of BakerHostetler’s Lawyers in Charge on Meta, working on privacy, advertising and other related technology matters. “Meta values a diverse and inclusive team, and we are so honored to be recognized with this award,” she said. “We are delighted to be standing here with some of the top law firms who are focused on increasing and sustaining a diverse legal workforce, and we look forward to continuing to partner with Meta on our shared commitment.”

“Meta understands the impact of moving the inclusion and diversity needle forward, and BakerHostetler shares wholeheartedly in these sentiments,” said Counsel Cory Davis, who manages Meta’s intellectual property-related matters. “We are so proud to partner with Meta on such important initiatives and help bring about much-needed change.”