Outward Bound USA Honors Akin Gump for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

(New York) – At its annual National Benefit Dinner, held on October 18, Outward Bound USA honored Akin Gump for displaying “a shared commitment to diversity and inclusion.” Akin Gump financial restructuring partner Ira Dizengoff, who has led the firm’s collaboration with Outward Bound, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf.

Outward Bound stated, “Since its founding, [Akin Gump] has sought to promote diversity and break down barriers to achievement. Its firm culture sees differences as strengths, and the organization actively promotes this value.”

Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith said about the firm’s support of Outward Bound and its mission, “Respect, resilience and teamwork are in our firm’s DNA. We champion these values every day and consider them vital to our success as an organization and as leaders in our field. Outward Bound advances these same values and more—through its work with student populations of diverse ages and backgrounds. We are proud to celebrate this newfound and productive relationship.”

Outward Bound is a nonprofit educational organization serving people of all ages and backgrounds through challenging learning expeditions focused on character development, leadership, and service.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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