DALLAS, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of PepsiCo's annual diversity recognition day, PepsiCo recognized Dallas-based firm Carstens & Cahoon LLP for its demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
"We are honored to make PepsiCo's list for the third year," said firm partner Colin Cahoon. "As an intellectual property law firm, we face unique challenges, but we are committed to promoting diversity within our firm and in the intellectual property field."
Carstens & Cahoon participated in PepsiCo's diversity survey, which uses a weighted formula to generate an index score to examine the firm's initiatives related to diversifying the legal profession. Carstens & Cahoon earned above-average diversity index scores and demonstrated an exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion.
"Among the firms surveyed, these firms had some of the best metrics and practices we reviewed," said Tony West, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo. "We are honored to recognize them; and as their client, we will continue to support their diversity and inclusion efforts."
Carstens & Cahoon LLP joins a distinguished group recognized this year: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Baker Botts LLP, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, Covington & Burling LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Jackson Lewis P.C., Jenner & Block LLP, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.
About Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
Carstens & Cahoon is an intellectual property law firm based in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1998, the attorneys of Carstens & Cahoon are trusted legal advisors to some of the world's leading companies, brightest entrepreneurs, and innovation investors. With exceptional technical skills and years of hands-on legal experience, the firm offers full-service intellectual property counsel including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patent validity. Learn more at www.cclaw.com.
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