The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (“MCCA”) honored Wong Fleming with the Thomas L. Sager Diversity Award for the Northeast Region on March 12, 2014, at the 2014 Sager Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes law firms that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to advance the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys. One Sager Award is given in each of MCCA’s five regions: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest, and West. Wong Fleming received the Sager Award for the Northeast region. The Thomas L. Sager Award is named in honor of Thomas L. Sager, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the DuPont Company. Accepting the award for Wong Fleming was CEO & Partner, Linda Wong, with Partners Daniel C. Fleming, Troy Priest, David Hill, Geronimo Perez, Michael Yim and Paul Yoon also attending.
“It is a tremendous honor to accept the Sager Award on behalf of all of the attorneys of Wong Fleming and each and every minority lawyer who is representative of the MCCA,” said Linda Wong. “We are deeply grateful for the recognition of the diversity and growth of our law firm. The MCCA has provided minority lawyers and minority-owned law firms a face in the sea of attorneys nationwide, in seeking a demonstrated commitment by the legal profession to giving opportunities to the minority lawyer who all aspire to excellence.”
Daniel C. Fleming, added, “We have been a minority-owned law firm since the day we opened our doors 20 years ago. For us, diversity is not simply a statement, it is an integral part of every facet of our firm from recruitment and hiring to the organizations to which we belong and programs we sponsor. Most of our offices are managed by minority and women partners.”
The Thomas L. Sager Award Selection Process: Each law firm recipient of the Sager Award will be profiled in Diversity & The Bar Magazine, the official magazine of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. In addition to the statistical data that is set forth in the nomination application, the Board of Directors, in making the award has evaluated the firm in such areas as recruitment, retention, mentoring, promotion, pipeline initiatives, LGBT initiatives, women initiatives, work-life balance, collaborative efforts with community and bar associations, and innovative practices that result in sustainable efforts to increase diversity.
Wong Fleming is an AV-rated law firm that concentrates its practice in the areas of commercial law, employment law, contract and real estate litigation, intellectual property, general liability, entertainment law and insurance coverage. The firm has 50 lawyers nationwide with offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Washington, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Texas, and California, as well as offices in Germany and Canada.
Wong Fleming is certified as a minority business enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and as a woman business enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The firm has been a minority-owned law firm committed to diversity in the legal profession since its founding 20 years ago in 1994.
For more information about Wong Fleming, please go to www.wongfleming.com, or contact Linda Wong at 821 Alexander Road, Suite 200, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, (609)951-9520, firstname.lastname@example.org.