Pepper is proud of the recognition received as a result of the firm’s extensive initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.
Pepper achieved Mansfield Certification for 2019. The Mansfield Rule initiative, organized by the Diversity Lab, is named for Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to practice law in the United States. The Mansfield Rule measures whether law firms affirmatively consider diverse lawyers for promotions, senior-level hiring and significant leadership roles in the firm.
In 2016, Pepper’s Harrisburg office was honored for its commitment to diversity by the Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) with the Hon. Clarence C. Morrison Award because of its continued support of the DCBA’s Capital Area Managing Partners (CAMP) Diversity Initiative.
Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) named Pepper Hamilton as recipient of the 2013 Vashon Innovator Award in recognition of a pipeline diversity program Pepper maintains with Villanova University School of Law.
In 2012, Pepper was named by MCCA as recipient of the distinguished 2012 Thomas L. Sager Award for Commitment to Diversity for the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Sager Award is given to law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys.
Pepper achieved a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for 2013-2018 and was designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The HRC, America’s largest civil rights organization, annually rates businesses on several factors, including policies, training, benefits, advertising and contributions to community organizations.
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense agency, honored Pepper in 2012 with the Seven Seals Award in recognition of its meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve the U.S. armed forces in the Guard and Reserve.
Pepper named to the Vault Law 100, a survey that asks law associates to rate firms based on prestige.