Georgia Legal Awards: Diversity Initiative: Akerman

The Akerman Atlanta office was recognized for its belief that “a culture of inclusivity is a key driver of innovation,” according to the nominator’s essay.

His diversity, justice and inclusion efforts are wide-ranging, ranging from his support of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) to racial justice initiatives with law enforcement reform, to his attorneys’ participation in the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia (which supports LGBTQIA+ advocates and legal clerks), the National Urban League, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), among other organizations.