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Quarles & Brady Honored with Chairperson’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion

CHICAGO, ILL. - The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that the firm received the second annual Chairperson's Award for Diversity and Inclusion by the Chicago Sinfonietta.

The Chairperson's Award for Diversity and Inclusion honors two Chicago-based companies, one for-profit and one non-profit for their tireless devotion to fostering an environment where innovation through inclusion is of the highest priority. Quarles & Brady was recognized as the for-profit company and Silk Road Rising, which creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses, was recognized as the non-profit. Ted Yi, Quarles & Brady Chicago Office Co-Managing Partner accepted the award on the firm's behalf at the Sinfonietta's annual Arts & Diversity Reception on January 21 in Chicago where both companies were honored.

"The firm is honored to be recognized with an award of such innovation," said Yi. "The firm prides itself in
continuously creating an environment where diversity is a high priority and is considered in every decision we make."

"The Chicago Sinfonietta is delighted to recognize the stellar work that Quarles & Brady and Silk Road Rising have accomplished in promoting diversity and inclusion in their respective fields," said Ginny Clarke, the Sinfonietta's Board Chair. "Both organizations exemplify why embracing diversity and inclusion enhances business performance and enriches communities."

About the Chicago Sinfonietta
The Chicago Sinfonietta has a proud history of having enriched the cultural, educational, and social quality of life in Chicago, while gaining significant recognition on the national and international stage. Performing in both downtown Chicago and in west suburban Naperville, the Sinfonietta presents a full season of symphonic concerts. Under the guidance of Founding Music Director Paul Freeman and now Mei-Ann Chen, the orchestra has performed at the highest artistic level since 1987. The Chicago Sinfonietta musicians truly represent the city's rich cultural landscape and continue to fulfill the orchestra's mission of Musical Excellence through Diversity™.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.


Pictured from left to right: Jeffrey Piell, Partner with Quarles & Brady, Janine Landow-Esser, Partner with Quarles & Brady, Steven Hunter, Partner with Quarles & Brady, Ted Yi, Chicago Office Co-Managing Partner, and Janice Rodgers, Partner with Quarles & Brady.