AICUO Affiliate Members

Affiliate member businesses have been endorsed by at least one of our member institutions, affirming their best practices in business and service provision. Their applications are reviewed and must be approved to become a member. Affiliate members must secure annual endorsement by a member school to renew Affiliate member standing. To see special pricing discounts available to AICUO member institutions, please visit our collaborations and joint purchasing page.

Affiliate Members:

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AED Brands is a leading national distributor of AED devices that provides best in class programs, services and products to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest. From site assessments, to event data downloads, we help clients deploy, maintain and remain compliant with their AED devices. We work with thousands of schools and universities in 21 states, and are able to provide customized solutions based solely on client needs. Contact Doug Ellwood.


Alera Group

Alera Group is one of the largest independent employee benefit firms in the U.S. For AICUO Members, Alera Group offers a Health4Edu Program designed to drive the best possible pricing and performance for healthcare plans at Higher Education Colleges and Universities. The Health4Edu Program has reduced healthcare budgets by an average of 15-20% and protects campus autonomy (i.e. you do NOT need to change any plan designs, carriers, eligibility, employee contributions, etc.). The Health4Edu Program, in its 8th year, has over 12,000 members and AICUO is bringing this to its members as an opportunity for review. Contact Kyle Crosley for additional information.


Anthology

Campus Labs, Campus Management, and iModules have joined together to form Anthology. We exist to help higher education advance and thrive. Through a connected data experience that offers a holistic view, creates efficiencies, and provides intelligence, Anthology inspires constituents to reach their full potential using technology insights. Visit us at www.anthologyinc.com


Apogee

For more than 20 years, Apogee has been redefining the student campus life experience. As the only managed technology services provider with a sole focus on higher education, Apogee has become the trusted partner to more than 400 schools and 1 million students and administrators who rely on the company’s innate understanding of how superior Wi-Fi powers student vitality. Apogee’s comprehensive portfolio includes unmatched residential networks (ResNet) and Managed Campus networks that drive student and administrator success; video services that provide “like home” rich media experiences; and digital campus engagement services that act as an extension of the university’s staff. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increase student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability.


BKD

BHDP, an award-winning international architectural firm is recognized for innovative and inspiring solutions in architecture, planning, interior design, experiential graphic design, project management, strategic consulting, and spatial utilization analytics of sensor-based statistical data to provide more informed design solutions for our clients. BHDP serves five markets: Workplace, Higher Education, Industrial, Discovery and Science, and Retail from its offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH; Atlanta, GA; Pittsburgh, PA; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh, NC.

BHDP’s expertise in the planning and design of Higher Education facilities is founded upon our deep knowledge of the business of higher education and a passion for improving student and faculty experiences. We design places of learning and discovery that inspire thinkers, leaders and professionals. Our strategic, people-focused approach encourages understanding, collaboration and innovation, enabling us to further an institution’s mission and strategy through their campus and buildings. For more information, contact Paul Orban.


BKD

BKD CPAs & Advisors higher education practice serves the various needs of more than 100 public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and we serve more private Ohio higher education clients than any other firm. Colleges and universities look to BKD for strategic solutions that demonstrate foresight, transparency and accountability. Our dedicated team of advisors works with schools of all shapes and sizes, offering audit, tax and consulting services, including financial sustainability support, cybersecurity, enterprise risk management, forensics, investigation and litigation support.


Blackbaud

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire higher education community, Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information contact Mary Katherine Nunes at 843-654-3477 or visit blackbaud.com.


Bricker & Eckler

Bricker & Eckler delivers highly personalized legal services. Our skilled attorneys regularly serve as general counsel to colleges and universities, effectively handling both common and unique legal challenges. In addition to having an entire practice group dedicated to education law, we also provide advice related to taxation, financing, employment and more.


California Casualty

Auto and home insurance from California Casualty is now available to employees of AICUO member institutions. California Casualty has been serving education professionals for nearly 70 years. This exclusive program - not available to the general public - offers special AICUO member rates, generous discounts, superior service and unique Higher Ed policy features. There is no cost to the member institution and implementation is easy.

Here are a few of the unique policy benefits that AICUO member institution employees can enjoy:

  • Deductible waived for vandalism or collision to your vehicle while parked at campus or at a school-sponsored event
  • $500 personal property coverage for any personal belongings stolen from your vehicle - whether it's locked or not!
  • Flexible payment plans, including Summer or Holiday Skip options
  • ID Defense protection - at no additional cost
  • Local Ohio representative dedicated to serve your college or university

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CampusLogic

CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial services with the first - and only - comprehensive platform. More than 440 schools serving 3 million students boost enrollment, streamline efficiencies, and improve retention by using easy, mobile personalized SFS technology to simplify the student finance journey. Learn more at http://www.campuslogic.com


CampusWorks

CampusWorks transforms higher education institutions by providing an independent perspective and creative solutions to improve operations, reduce costs, and position students for success. The company believes that student success should be at the heart of every decision. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are brought together to understand the challenges and provide mutually agreed to solutions. This collaborative approach is especially useful today for like-minded institutions who wish to pursue shared services across a variety of common business practices. For more information contact Joseph Rossmeier. View the list of professional services offered by CampusWorks.


CarnegieDartlet

Carnegie is the only communications firm that generates unprecedented human connection through psychometric marketing and team integration. We are leaders and innovators in higher education marketing, offering groundbreaking services in the areas of research, strategy, creative, digital, lead generation, and team building to create clarity and connection inside and outside of institutions.


Cengage

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in approximately 165 countried and territories around the world. Find us on Facebook or Twitter. Learn more about Cengage Unlimited and current Ohio partnerships.


Christie Campus Health

Christie Campus Health has decades of experience in college student health and is solely focused on partnering with colleges and universities to deliver efficient, high-quality mental health services to students. In response to the campus mental health crisis, Christie Campus Health’s team of experts in public health, clinical psychology, student health insurance and higher education policy, came together to create a solution that would help colleges and universities improve the way they support student mental health. They developed CONNECT@College, the market’s only single-vendor, comprehensive solution that expands counseling center capacity and helps colleges reach and support students in need. Contact Mark Deasy for more information.


Cengage

CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With 7,400 people, more than 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. For more information visit CLAconnect.com. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. For more information, contact Tim Loeffler.


CollegeAdvantage

Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, is offered and administered by the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, a state agency under the Office of the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Ohio is the sixth-largest state sponsor of 529 plans in the country. CollegeAdvantage is offered as the CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Savings Plan and the BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan, which is offered and marketed through BlackRock and sold through professional financial advisors. Ohio's 529 Plan offers families a tax-advantaged way to save for education expenses after high school. As of December 31, 2019, Ohio's 529 Plan has more than $12.9 billion in assets under management and almost 643,015 total accounts. Learn more at CollegeAdvantage.com


CollegisEducation

Collegis Education is a strategic partner whose revenue-growth solutions help colleges and universities maximize their enrollment potential through data-rich, technology-enabled, marketing, engagement and retention services. In programs supported by Collegis Education solutions, partner institutions have realized average new-enrollment gains of 20% in just the first year of partnership. With more than two decades of experience in higher education, the Collegis team develops holistic, interconnected strategies that enable institutions to realize long-term growth in accord with their mission and values. Contact: Peter Moran | Peter.Moran@CollegisEducation.com



CommonsEnergy

Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas, renewable energy and energy management products and services for homes and businesses across the continental US. We provide integrated energy solutions that help customers strategically buy, manage and use their energy. Our customers, including two-thirds of the Fortune 100, rely on our commitment to innovation, reliability, transparency and service. Contact Blaire Miller at 855-836-2658 or visit here for more information.


CommonsEnergy

Coursedog offers modern academic operations software that empowers administrators and faculty to execute exceptional educational experiences and meet their strategic enrollment management goals through integrated academic and event scheduling, curriculum, catalog, and course demand projection tools. Today we support over 100 institutions including AICUO institutions like Ashland University and John Carroll University to streamline their scheduling and curricular operations into a single integrated platform. Academic administrators deserve a powerful, easy-to-use tool that gives them confidence, visibility, and trust that they are executing student-centric, data-driven, cost-efficient academic operations.


D2L

D2L: Creators of the Online Learning Platform, Brightspace
D2L is an educational technology company and the creator of Brightspace, the online learning platform. Founded in 1999, our technology is today used by more than 15 million learners around the world in K-12, higher education, healthcare, government, associations, and the corporate sector.

Why Customers Choose D2L

  • Worry-Free Reliability: We guarantee outstanding 99.9% uptime and have a track record of beating that. D2L's Brightspace is a rock-solid learning platform you can count on.
  • Industry-Leading Accessibility: Aligning with WCAG 2.1 AAA, D2'’s Brightspace is built from the ground up using inclusive design best practices to reach every learner.
  • Scalable Cloud Technology: D2L's Brightspace operates on a reliable and secure global cloud infrastructure to make it fast, resilient, and adaptable to your needs.
  • Customer Satisfaction: We put our customers first, and they love us for it. We’re proud of the over 1,000 customers in more than 40 countries who are using D2L's Brightspace to help millions of people reach their potential every single day.
  • Less Vendor, More Partner: We can support you in ways you may not expect from an education technology provider. We work with you to plan, measure, and achieve results and help you provide the best learning experience for educators, students, employees, and members.

D2L's Brightspace for Higher Education
Brightspace is the learning platform that built to deliver best-in-class teaching and learning experiences for faculty and students and help all learners reach their potential. Learn more about D2L's solutions for higher education. Contact Clayton Coyne, Channel Account Manager, at (503) 510-7079, or view the informational brochure.


Derck and Edson

Our mission at Derck & Edson is to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. Since 1940, we have been transforming campuses through our planning, design, and implementation services that meet the needs of colleges and universities including: feasibility studies, master planning, athletic facilities design, implementation services, engineering, GIS services, architectural services, site design, circulation solutions, construction observation, inventory and analysis, and identity enhancement.


Design Collaborative

Design Collaborative is an architecture, engineering, interiors, and graphic design firm located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our mission is to improve people's worlds. We do that by creating preople-first places that help our clients and their end users learn, live, work, heal, and play.


Embee Media

Since 1998, EasyIT has been serving businesses throughout Ohio. We are absolutely passionate about making IT easy for our clients. We partner with our clients to inform and educate them, so they can make knowledgeable IT Business decisions for their organizations and for their future. We are a team of dedicated IT professionals focused on security and customer service. With EasyIT’s Co-Managed IT Services platform, colleges and universities can expand their current IT resources and areas of expertise without paying expensive salaries and benefits to do so - all while maintaining the ability to scale up or down easily when partnering with EasyIT. for additional information, contact Megan Criswell.


EMS

Energy Management Solutions, Inc. (EMS), is an independent provider of energy management services, uniquely qualified to help your company identify, prioritize, and implement strategies that will conserve energy, lower utility bills, and improve your bottom line. Our expert team of energy auditors, analysts, engineers, and specialists know how to optimize your energy usage. We work with businesses of all types and sizes in the United States and beyond, sharing proven energy-saving methods and tactics. We'll help you identify conservation opportunities, maximize utility rebates and grant programs, access free or low-cost energy auditing services, and even procure carbon credits. EMS is skilled at negotiating the best utility rates available so you don't pay more for energy than necessary. We also analyze and recommend alternative energy solutions to hedge against rising energy costs and market volatility. For more information please contact Kelly Rodgers krogers@EMSenergy.com or visit www.EMSenergy.com


Equitable

With a heritage of over 160 years, Equitable understands the challenges in preparing for retirement and is committed to helping individuals through every stage of life. Whether beginning their career, changing jobs, or nearing retirement, our clients can count on us to help reach their savings goals. Acknowledging that everyone’s retirement savings needs are unique, we offer customized education programs and product plans to suit all investor types.

 


First American Education Finance

First American Education Finance is a specialty lender dedicated exclusively to education. Backed by the strength and stability of City National and RBC, when your school's project requires tailored finance solutions, our powerful alliance offers you optimal flexibility and competitive rates. We work with over 800 schools across the country to solve challenges from complex campus projects to equipment management. Please contact Matt Rankin matthew.rankin@faef.com for additional information.


Gallagher

Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk is one of the largest national insurance brokers solely focused on protecting students in the higher education community, with student health, sports, special risk, and international insurance products and services for students, faculty and staff. We save clients time and money by effectively managing student programs.


Gordon Flesch Company

The Gordon Flesch Company is a business technology provider. We specialize in Managed Print Services, Managed IT Services, Onsite services and ECM solutions. Some of our major partners are Canon, Ricoh, Lexmark, and Laserfiche. For information contact Doug Gleichauf at 614-789-5700.


Gravity Diagnostics

Gravity Diagnostics is a full-service state-of-the-art CLIA laboratory licensed in all 50 states providing innovative laboratory testing in the areas of COVID-19. We are an advocate for physicians, patients, and our communities, supporting them with unsurpassed integrity, regulatory compliance, and clinical expertise. Gravity currently serves over 1,000 customers for their COVID-19 testing needs from small private practices to universities, to Fortune 500 companies. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our team has done everything we can to get our nation back to normal. While still supporting those in most critical need, we are continuing our mission by helping as many schools, universities, and employers get the testing resources and capabilities they need to get back to life as safely as possible. Gravity Diagnostics offers a wide range of testing services including, but not limited to, COVID-19, Upper Respiratory, and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Contact Ryan Best with any questions.


Horan

At HORAN, we believe that a healthy campus is the foundation for a thriving campus. We help colleges and universities develop a holistic solution that engages both student and employee populations in the resources they need to be healthy and productive. We use our expertise to evaluate risk and rewards through data driven metrics to improve health literacy. Through our strategic alliances, we help establish a healthy campus culture that inspires engagement, promotes inclusion and mobilizes action. For more information, please contact Chris Mihin at 513-794-2960 or chris@horanassoc.com.


Horan

Humana is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.


IMA

IMA is a national risk management and commercial insurance broker. IMA has been serving the higher education community since 1974; specializing in property/casualty insurance, surety bonds, employee benefits and student/athletic insurance. IMA has nearly 1,000 employees across the country, clients in all 50 states and a dedicated higher education practice group devoted specifically to private institutions. Please contact Nick Burns and Blake Wells for additional information.


Jenzabar

Jenzabar has built a partnership with its clients that is unique in the industry. Our associates have spent their careers working in higher education, providing them with unmatched insight into the long-term needs of our clients. We design our products to meet those needs, not to satisfy some fleeting trend in the marketplace. And we consult with our clients at every step of the design process, so we can match our vision to your vision. The result: products that are intuitive to use, affordable in cost, and powerful in action. Contact Daniel DeNardy for more information.


Kognito

Kognito is a health simulation company that believes in the power of conversation to change lives. We are pioneers in developing research-proven, role-play simulations that prepare individuals to lead real-life conversations that result in measurable changes in social, emotional, and physical health. We offer a subscription to online, evidence-based role-play simulations augmented by services that support implementation, program usage, and evaluation. Our portfolio includes simulations designed for students, faculty, and staff. Topics in the portfolio address mental health, suicide prevention, sexual misconduct prevention, alcohol and other drug prevention, and military cultural competency. Contact Darren Jones for additional information.


Marsh McLennan

Founded in 1871, Marsh has provided thought leadership and innovation for clients and the insurance industry by introducing and promoting the concept and practice of client representation through brokerage, the discipline of risk management, the globalization of insurance and risk management services and many other innovative tools and service platforms, including industry specialization such as our Education Practice.

We combine consulting expertise with insurance placement tactics, providing a holistic solution for assessing risks, accessing proper, cost-effective insurance, and managing claims.


MJW

MJW is a leading supplier of print, promotions, signage and apparel to many college and university in the state of Ohio. No job is too small or too large for our dedicated and qualified staff to handle. We look forward to partnering with AICUO members and providing them extremely competitive prices and great service.


Outreach

Outreach Promotional Solutions is an award-winning agency providing marketing products and creative services to help organizations grow and promote their brand. Outreach also provides PPE and medical supplies, leveraging sourcing capabilities to deliver products that help organizations stay safe. Their solution profile includes:

  • A Brandstore website custom designed and managed for the college at no cost. View the sample store page here.
  • Additional pop-up shops for specific programs (graduation, staff awards, holiday gifting, new students, etc…)
  • EQP or better pricing on all items (promo, print, apparel)
  • Complete product offering including PPE supplies. Visit the shop link for discount AICUO PPE pricing.
  • Dedicated Account Rep that understands brand integrity, order processing and servicing needs for colleges/universities

Parkhurst Dining

Parkhurst Dining delivers authentic culinary experiences to private colleges and universities. We were founded in 1996 on the premise of choosing "imperfection over standardization" - hamburgers that are hand-pressed and not cooked from uniform frozen patties; soup that is prepared daily from fresh stock and not poured out of a can; or fresh-cut vegetables for your salad bar that are cleaned, peeled, sliced, diced, and chopped by hand - never shaken out of a bag. We've held fast to these colinary values and know that made-from-scratch food delivers greater student satisfaction and engagement leading to stronger financial outcomes for our clients. We are also known for our commitment to sustainable practices and local sourcing; our dedication to client partnerships and seamlessly integrating into your campus culture; our people-first approach to team management, training and development; and our investment back in the communities in which we live and work. To learn more, contact Suzie Lachut, Director of Partnership Development at slachut@parkhurstdining.com


Pearson

Pathify levels up higher ed tech. The Pathify Engagement Hub fills the void at the center of the higher ed digital ecosystem by creating a centralized user experience, unifying all things digital. We're not just obsessed with making great technology, we're hyper-focused on creating a stellar student experience across the entire lifecycle — from prospects to alumni. Delivering cloud-based, integration friendly technology designed to drive engagement, Pathify pushes personalized information, content and resources to the right people, at the right time, on any device. With a team of former university executives and technologists, we know what we’re doing — and our incredible 82 net promoter score from customers proves it. Learn more at pathify.com. Contact Melanie Watson.


Pearson

Paymerang's award-winning electronic payables solution provides a simple and secure way to pay vendors. Paymerang does all the work-from vendor enablement and payment processing to transaction reconcilement dash-saving clients hundreds of hours each year and reducing fraud risk. We process billions in payments annually for clients around the country in education, finance, construction, hospitality, media and beyond. Our payment network spans 200,000+ suppliers from coast to coast, with 75% receiving electronic payments over traditional checks. In addition to the significant efficiency and security gains, clients enjoy Paymerang's lucrative cash back rebates. Turn Accounts Payable into a profit center with Paymerang! Contact Brain Cook, vice president of higher education via email or by phone at 804-317-9229.


PlanteMoran

Plante Moran serves as a trusted advisor to colleges, universities and foundations. We provide comprehensive assurance and tax services, and are the second largest single audit provider in the nation. More than a compliance firm, our independent consultants complement the expertise and capabilities of your in-house team. We will work with you and your board to anticipate challenges, manage risk, streamline operations, find opportunities for new funding sources, harness legacy costs, and leverage technology. Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms, and has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as on of the country's best places to work. Visit plantemoran.com for more information.


PlatformQ

PlatformQ Education provides colleges and universities an all-in-one and easy-to-control branded audience engagement platform alongside industry-leading strategy and support. Conduit, the Center of Virtual Engagement, enables institutions to connect with prospective students, families, and alumni via a suite of products and managed services, including live webcasting, on-demand content hosting, Campus Connect live chat, and Workflow personalized video sequencing. Contact Christopher Krivoniak for more information.


Pragya

Trusted by over 2 million students and more than 350 institutions, READY Education offers the leading campus community and communications solution for higher education. We are devoted to crafting digital experiences that increase student engagement and, with over 90% student adoption, our campus community app is an essential addition to any complete student experience. Combined with actionable insights on retention risks and a dedicated READY Student Success team, our partners see their student retention improve by as much as 4%. As the highest student-rated app, the READY platform is the trusted choice for colleges and universities looking to transform their on-campus experience into a digital community. Contact Danial Jameel.


ScholarBuys

ScholarBuys is a value-added reseller of software, hardware, and peripherals; ScholarBuys works exclusively in education. Our niche focus is Group Purchasing. ScholarBuys has a strong track record of maximizing the buying power of Independent College and University Associations with technology companies including; Microsoft, Adobe, DropBox, Lenovo, Symantec, and others. For more information, contact Bob Smith.


ScholarBuys

SecurIT360 is a full-service specialized Cyber Security and Compliance consulting firm which was founded in 2009. We are an independent, vendor agnostic, technology company focused on developing programs and systems specifically catered to our clients’ needs. We empower our clients with the advice needed to improve and maintain their security posture.

We offer services in four primary areas in order to achieve this goal and to help our clients identify risks, proactively prepare, measure present state of security and compliance, 24/7 monitoring for threats, and respond when incidents do occur.

  • Assessments & Penetration Testing
  • Compliance & Standards
  • Monitoring & Incident Response
  • Managed Services & Program Development

Follow us on LinkedIn, and contact Bonnie Bottini for more information.


Steptoe Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with core strengths in energy, labor & employment, litigation and transactional law, with special expertise for educational institutions in negotiation of terms of loans and refinancings.

 


timely MD

Focused on improving the health of student populations, TimelyMD offers universities and colleges a comprehensive, custom program centered around telehealth. TimelyMD's campus-wide solution gives students one point of contact - anytime, anywhere - to get quality care and immediate treatment for medical or mental health concerns from board certified physicians and licensed counselors. TimelyMD's telehealth programs optimize clinic resources and support clinic staff in delivering quality care to the right students at the right times. Please visit timely.md for more information or contact Russell McCaskill at russell@timely.md.


Safecolleges

Vector Solutions helps over 2,000 colleges, universities, and organizations strengthen their safety, well-being, and inclusion efforts through high-impact training, data insights, safety communications, and more. Our powerful technology helps address substance misuse, harassment and discrimination, sexual assault, mental well-being, diversity and inclusion, and more. For additional information, contact Senior Account Manager Angelo Vibar. Learn more at VectorSolutions.com/HE.


VCG


The Virtual Care Group (VCG) provides holistic telehealth solutions for Higher Ed. Our counseling, on-demand crisis counseling, life coaching, and urgent care services are UNLIMITED and available 24/7 at no cost to students. We offer customizable and affordable solutions for your entire campus, or a selected group of students. We can supplement existing health services or create a virtual wellness center staffed by Board-certified physicians and licensed counselors. To learn more: contact Emily Pettit, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, or visit us online.

 


Vorys

Since the firm was founded in 1909, we have grown from four attorneys with offices on the third floor of a small office building in downtown Columbus, Ohio to a nationally recognized firm of approximately 375 attorneys with offices throughout Ohio and in Washington, D.C., Houston, Texas and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During that period of tremendous expansion, our firm has created, cultivated, and celebrated a unique culture that is highly collegial, supportive, and inclusive, while at the same time unerringly focused on providing our clients with exceptional legal representation in compliance with the highest standards of professionalism. We believe that our culture has contributed mightily to our position as an acknowledged leader in diversity, to the honors that have been bestowed upon the firm and our attorneys, and to our continuing growth and success in the practice of law.