Press Release: Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck Ranked in the Top One Third in Law360’s “The Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys”
(May 18, 2016, Woodbury, NY) — Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP (KDV), today announced that the firm is ranked 28th in Law360’s “Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys” survey.
The survey considers firms’ minority representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its total number of minority attorneys. Law360 ranked firms by examining a variety of factors, including the percentage of partners, both equity and nonequity, who are minorities; the percentage of associate-level attorneys who are minorities; and the total number of minority attorneys at the firm.
“As KDV approaches its 30th anniversary, it is very gratifying to see the results of the firm’s diversity efforts, it has become part of our fabric and culture and we strive to improve every day.” said Michael A. Kaufman, co-managing partner of KDV. “We value diverse opinions around our tables and we know our clients do as well. We will continue our efforts to recruit and retain diverse attorneys.”
KDV continues to raise awareness of the benefits of a diverse workforce and to provide an environment allowing each team member to succeed. KDV attorneys are actively involved with the Hispanic National Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association, Korean American Lawyers Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, to name a few. Anna Maria Tejada, of KDV’ New Jersey office, is the current President for Region III (NJ) for the Hispanic National Bar Association and Past President of the Hispanic Bar Association (NJ).
Complementing these efforts, in 2015, KDV created its Women’s Initiative and expanded their pregnancy leave policy. In addition, Katherine Catlos, Partner in the firm’s San Francisco office, is the founding member of the San Francisco chapter of the Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW).
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP is a leading national law firm serving the insurance and business communities in a number of key practice areas. Its seasoned litigators and legal practitioners place clients first, think like business people, and provide viable and innovative solutions that offer clients the best resolution possible. Headquartered in Woodbury, New York (Long Island), KDV serves its global clientele with additional offices in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Florida and Chicago.