DLA Piper receives 2020 Excellence in Diversity Award from T-Mobile

DLA Piper is extremely pleased to announce that the firm has been selected by T-Mobile's legal department to receive the company’s 2020 Excellence in Diversity Law Firm Award.

T-Mobile chose DLA Piper to receive the award from among its many law firms. The firm’s selection was based on the results of a detailed survey measuring the scope and efficacy of the firm’s diversity and inclusion programs, its overall diversity metrics, and the inclusiveness of teams staffed on T-Mobile’s matters. T-Mobile utilized a third-party analytics firm to review and rank the survey submissions on an anonymous basis. DLA Piper’s high score led to its selection.

“T-Mobile is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. This year we implemented our three-pronged strategic plan to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our legal department, in the legal profession and in the community," said Dave Miller, T-Mobile Executive Vice President and General Counsel. “As it is important for us to partner with law firms that share our commitment, we are pleased to recognize DLA Piper for its programs and initiatives that advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.”

Among the factors that resulted in DLA Piper’s selection as a winner included its certification as a Mansfield Plus firm and its ongoing partnership with New York University's Kenji Yoshino, Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law. T-Mobile also considered DLA Piper’s strong diversity metrics, strategic pillars, selection of a chief diversity and inclusion officer, and leadership programs focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive pipeline of future leaders.

“T-Mobile is well-known for its award-winning culture of diversity, inclusion and corporate giving. We are so pleased and honored that T-Mobile has recognized DLA Piper for our achievements in this area,” said Frank Ryan, DLA Piper’s US chair-elect. “While we are proud of the work that we have done toward building an inclusive team and dismantling social and economic inequities, we also understand that this recognition serves as an external benchmark to continue to go further – and we intend to do so.” 

“This award from T-Mobile recognizes the intentional steps we’ve taken to enhance our diversity and inclusion strategy, as well as the measures we’ve implemented to track both our progress and opportunities for growth in hiring, retaining and advancing diverse lawyers,” said Fenimore Fisher, DLA Piper’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. “DLA Piper shares T-Mobile’s commitment to this vital work, which is a crucial factor in our ability to provide top-tier service to our clients by investing in our talent.”

About T-Mobile

T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.

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