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Polsinelli attorneys lauded for diversity efforts

Lawyers of Color has named Polsinelli shareholders Dan Cranshaw, Quentin Jennings and Jean Marie R. Pechette to its inaugural Nation’s Best list in recognition of their accomplishments and commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Cranshaw and Jennings are based in Kansas City. Pechette is based in the firm’s Chicago office.

Lawyers of Color is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and quality in marginalized communities. It celebrates attorneys of color and conducts research and studies regarding the intersection of the legal profession and social justice.

Cranshaw, a commercial litigator, is chair of Polsinelli’s diversity & inclusion committee. Jennings, a corporate and transactional attorney, has mentored minority business owners and has been involved in firm recruitment and youth-development programming.

Pechette, who has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, privacy and intellectual property law, has been a leader in firm and industry diversity initiatives. She is a past president of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago.