As part of PepsiCo Inc.’s outside counsel diversity initiatives, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP has been recognized for its demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession at PepsiCo’s annual diversity recognition day on April 5, 2017.
Law firms recognized on this day participated in PepsiCo’s diversity survey adapted from the ABA Model Diversity Survey. The survey collects diversity metrics from U.S. law firms that billed PepsiCo in the prior calendar year. PepsiCo used a weighted formula to generate a diversity index score and examined the firms’ initiatives related to diversifying the legal profession. PepsiCo recognized law firms that earned diversity index scores above the median in comparison to their peers and demonstrated an exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion through qualitative efforts.
“We are delighted to be recognized by PepsiCo for our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Anjan Choudhury, co-chair of Munger Tolles’ Diversity Committee. “Our firm has a long history of supporting diversity, and we are proud to partner with clients who share our values.” Mr. Choudhury attended the event with fellow attorneys Fred A. Rowley, Jr and Bethany W. Kristovich, who accepted the PepsiCo award on behalf of the firm.
“Among the firms surveyed, these firms had some of the best metrics and practices we reviewed,” said Tony West, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo. “We are honored to recognize them; and as their client, we will continue to support their diversity and inclusion efforts.”
Munger Tolles joins a distinguished group including 15 other firms recognized this year: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Baker Botts LLP, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Carstens & Cahoon, LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Jackson Lewis P.C., Jenner & Block LLP, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.