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    Arent Fox Scores High Marks in Vault’s 2012 Best Law Firms for Diversity Survey

    August 9, 2011

    Arent Fox is Only Washington, DC-based Firm Named to Top 20 for Overall Diversity

    Arent Fox has been named one of Vault’s 2012 Best Law Firms for Diversity and the only Washington, DC-based firm to be named to the Top 20 for Overall Diversity.

    The Vault survey ranked Arent Fox No. 14 in overall diversity among the nation’s 170 leading law firms. The firm ranked No. 12 in diversity for Women, No. 17 for LGBT diversity, and No. 25 in diversity among minorities.

    The results of the survey were announced at the Vault Law Firm Diversity Awards Breakfast held July 29 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC. Arent Fox chairman Mark Katz and managing partner Matt Clark were on hand to accept the Top 20 Award for Overall Diversity on behalf of the firm.

    The keynote speaker at the awards breakfast was Robert Grey, former General Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and currently Executive Director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

    “On behalf of the partnership and firm management, we are extremely proud of the firm’s continuing efforts towards diversity and quality of life,” said Mr. Clark. “We look forward to continuing to build upon these efforts in the years to come.”

    About Vault’s Best Law Firms for Diversity Survey
    Because law firms place increasing value on a diverse working environment, Vault has created a special section to measure associates' rankings on diversity issues. Vault’s diversity section includes separate categories for diversity as it relates to minorities, women, and gays and lesbians. To determine the Best 25 Law Firms for Diversity, Vault uses a formula that weighed the three categories evenly for an overall diversity ranking.

    For more information on Vault’s 25 Best Law Firms for Diversity, please click here.

    About Arent Fox:
    Arent Fox LLP (www.arentfox.com), with offices in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and New York, is a recognized leader in areas including government relations, intellectual property, real estate, telecommunications, health care, automotive, sports, white collar, international trade, bankruptcy, and complex litigation. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide, Arent Fox has extensive experience in corporate securities, financial restructuring, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments and other entities.