In 2018, 62 LCLD Member organizations earned the distinction of “Top Performer” for their participation in and support of LCLD’s mission. This designation recognizes those organizations that are most active in LCLD over the course of the year. Organizations receive points for a variety of LCLD-related activities, including participating in any of LCLD’s programs, sending Fellows to Learning Experiences and Leadership Lunches, or hosting regional networking events.

This year, almost all top performing organizations nominated a Fellow and participated in LCLD’s Success in Law School Mentoring Program; all organization’s received points for active Fellows and Fellows Alumni. Individual LCLD Members also proved their commitment to LCLD’s mission by speaking at LCLD events, engaging with Fellows, and recruiting new LCLD Members.

In addition to the Top Performer award, this year LCLD also recognized Members with its Compass Award (click here to learn more about the qualifications for the Compass Award). The following 27 LCLD Member organizations were named both Top Performers and Compass Award winners for 2018:

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC 
  • Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Dentons US LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • Exelon Corporation 
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Littler Mendelson P.C. 
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. 
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. 
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • The Clorox Company 
  • Venable LLP
  • Walmart Inc. 

We applaud these and all of our Members for their continued commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession. Your efforts, through LCLD and beyond, truly have an impact on the future of our profession.


If you have questions about the Top Performer award, please contact LCLD Membership & Operations Director Jennifer Denton