Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is proud to be recognized as a leader in diversity programs by The New York Law Journal Diversity Initiative Project. This award recognizes our firm’s commitment to creating a diverse legal community and our sustained efforts to reach that goal, while serving our client base that includes the most well-respected global asset managers and investment banks and businesses. This year, we were among the nine law firms and law-based organizations honored for programs that “confronted barriers to attracting, training, retaining or supporting diverse talent, and created realistic initiatives to overcome those obstacles and provide ongoing opportunities for growth and advancement.”
The New York Law Journal singled out our firm for our ongoing partnership with The Posse Foundation. Posse, like RK&O, puts a premium on excellence in scholarship, teamwork and diversity of thought and approach. The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, who could be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. These scholars are placed in groups called “Posses” and sent to some of the top colleges and universities in the country with four-year, full-tuition scholarships. Each Posse is a multicultural team that acts as a support system to ensure that each Posse student-scholar graduates from college and emerges a strong leader who is able to develop consensus solutions to complex social problems.
RK&O actively participates with the Posse community through our financial support, the service of one of our partners on one of Posse's Leadership Councils, and the volunteer efforts of a growing number of RK&O attorneys and staff who participate in the student selection process and serve as writing and career coaches, and mentors, among other roles. Our partnership gives us the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of tomorrow’s leaders, forging connections and making our firm and our people better for the experience.
For more information on The Posse Foundation, please visit www.possefoundation.org