On August 7, the American Bar Association honored Paulette Brown, a partner who also serves as the Firm’s chief diversity officer, with the prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. Widely considered to be the most impressive recognition for a woman lawyer, the award is conferred each year to just five attorneys in the United States.
Established in 1991, the award honors and celebrates the accomplishments of women lawyers and jurists, recognizing their leadership roles in the legal community. In conferring the award, the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession selected Brown and her co-recipients from a pool of dozens of highly accomplished nominees.
The award ceremony took place at the ABA's annual meeting in Toronto. Previous award recipients include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
“I am deeply humbled by this honor and am grateful for the efforts of my colleagues, who helped make this possible,” Brown said. “I will continue to work to live up to the ideals Margaret Brent envisioned for all women lawyers – the full and fair opportunity for success .”