Hawkins Parnell Receives the 2023 UPS Legal Diversity Award

January 9, 2024 – Press Release

January 9, 2024 (Atlanta, GA) – Hawkins Parnell & Young has been honored with UPS's 2023 Legal Diversity Award. This accolade reflects the firm's continuous and substantial progress in fostering a diverse workplace and its commitment to UPS's corporate objectives. The firm's efforts have culminated in an impressive achievement, with approximately 50% of legal services and management of UPS matters handled by ethnically diverse team members.

"This award means so much to Hawkins Parnell and is a testament to the firm's dedication to diversity on so many levels," said Atlanta senior partner Evelyn Fletcher Davis. "Working with UPS as national counsel is an honor and true partnership that drives both of our organizations forward."

The firm is gearing up for the upcoming UPS-sponsored Habitat for Humanity project to build a home constructed exclusively by women for a single mother and first-time homeowner. This is the third year women from Hawkins Parnell will build a home with UPS.

Hawkins Parnell also received validation of its DEI efforts in October 2023, achieving Mansfield Rule certification following a detailed analysis by Diversity Lab. The program incorporates a behavioral science approach that embeds accountability, transparency, and knowledge sharing to broaden opportunities in law firms to those from historically underrepresented groups.

About Hawkins Parnell & Young

Hawkins Parnell & Young is a national defense litigation firm that has represented many of the largest and most well-known companies in high-risk litigation and business disputes. The 250-strong litigation team works with clients to develop winning defense strategies and, if necessary, try cases to verdict in all 50 states.