DLA Piper has announced that its Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) initiative was named Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards, held on Wednesday in London.
The firm was also named Best Firm for Women in Business Law in Norway, Poland, and Ukraine at the ceremony, while Litigation & Regulatory partner Jo Rickards was named as the winner of the Best in White Collar Crime Award.
Partner Janet Legrand, Chair of LAW, said: "LAW has gained real traction within the business in a short time frame and it is particularly pleasing for that to be recognized externally, and for DLA Piper to have won these prestigious awards is wonderful. I would like to congratulate everyone involved for their fantastic work on these projects, and hope to continue their success in future."
LAW was launched six months ago in the UK and in April in Australia, and focusses on mentoring, bespoke skills training, and networking for female lawyers at DLA Piper. The firm plans to expand the initiative further internationally in the future.