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Kenneth G. Standard, Chair Emeritus of EBG’s Diversity & Professional Development Committee, speaks to the importance of creating an inclusive environment. 

2017 Spirit of Excellence Award Acceptance Speech - February 4, 2017 - Kenneth G. Standard, General Counsel Emeritus and Chair Emeritus of the Diversity & Professional Development Committee, was awarded a 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award by the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. The Spirit of Excellence Award celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of lawyers who work to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. Award recipients must excel in the profession of law, epitomize excellence on a national, state, or local level, and demonstrate a commitment to racial and ethnic diversity in the field of law. Read the firm's press release and introductory remarks from the ceremony.