Sherman & Howard L.L.C. recognizes that diversity is
critical to the success of the firm and our clients. We are mindful
that a multiplicity of characteristics and skills enhances any
organization, and that recruiting, retaining and promoting a
diverse group of professionals whose talents are drawn from a broad
cross-section of backgrounds enhances our capacity for offering the
highest quality legal services to our clients. As a firm, we
recognize that our ability to function at the very highest level of
our profession, and to continue to exceed the needs of our diverse
range of clients, is enhanced by building a team of lawyers and
staff who bring us the benefits of a broad range of socioeconomic,
racial, gender, ethnic, religious, and personal backgrounds.
October 2011 - Jordan Fox, head of the Sherman & Howard Inclusiveness Council, appointed to the Board of Directors of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness
September 2011 - Sherman & Howard L.L.C. named "Medium-Sized Company of the Year" by the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce.
June 2011 - Sherman & Howard awarded the Gold Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for its integration of women into top leadership positions within the firm.
October 2009 - The Firm was named Qwest Law Department's Spirit of Diversity Partner, recognizing our demonstrated commitment to improving diversity within our Firm and legal community.
Sherman & Howard's Inclusiveness Council, developed in
2008, is comprised of lawyers and other firm professionals who work
to ensure that inclusiveness is a core value throughout the firm.
The term "inclusiveness" expresses this idea in a way that can also
be used to describe efforts to increase diversity in the workplace.
Thus, Sherman & Howard seeks to develop and maintain a
partnership and workplace that is inclusive for all lawyers and
staff, including people regardless of their race, gender, age,
religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national or ethnic
The Firm also encourages and supports attorney involvement in minority bar associations, and a number of attorneys take advantage of this by using their allotted practice development funds to pay association dues. Our attorneys are active in organizations including the Sam Cary Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Colorado Women's Bar and the Hispanic National Bar Association. Vance Knapp, a Member in the Labor & Employment Law Department, is a Past President of the Sam Cary Bar Association and takes an active role in that organization.
The Sherman & Howard Inclusiveness Council, composed of both attorneys and staff, is responsible for ensuring that the goal of a greater representation of diverse professionals is consistently reflected in the Firm's recruiting, retention and training efforts.
Inclusiveness Council Attorney Members