OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 – Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP is proud to announce that it has received a “Platinum” ranking from the Law Firm Sustainability Network’s (LFSN) in the first round of its American Legal Industry Sustainability Standard (ALISS) online self-assessments. Wendel Rosen is the only firm of the 15 firms ranked to receive the highest ALISS certification level, which recognizes the firm’s sustainability program and the measures the firm takes to reduce its environmental impact.

ALISS is an online assessment tool designed to allow law firms to measure their sustainability efforts and identify opportunities to enhance their programs and practices. The assessment allows firms to track and measure their sustainability efforts; provides a roadmap of additional steps firms may wish to take to reduce their environmental impact; and ranks how firms’ sustainability efforts compare to their peers.  

“At Wendel Rosen, we pride ourselves on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and we are thrilled to receive the highest ranking available from such an important network,” said Phyllis Medler, manager of firm facilities and operations. “We believe strongly in the importance of these efforts and hope that our transparency can help promote sustainability more broadly across the legal industry.”

Wendel Rosen continues to be a pioneer in adopting and promoting sustainable business practices in the legal profession. The firm serves on LFSN’s Leadership Council and helped research, build, test and launch ALISS in August 2011. Wendel Rosen became the first law firm in the country certified as a green business (certification conducted by the Bay Area Green Business Program) in 2003; since, the firm has won numerous awards for its leadership in the green economy.

About Wendel Rosen

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP serves a diverse clientele of business, public and individual clients located throughout California and the United States. With offices in Oakland and Modesto, California, the 108-year-old firm advises clients on transactional and civil litigation matters in several related fields of law, including business/corporate; construction; eminent domain; employment; environmental; estate planning, trusts and probate; green business; insolvency, restructuring and creditor rights; insurance; intellectual property; land use; real estate; taxation; and technology. In 2003, the firm became the first law firm in the country to gain third-party certification as a green business and has won numerous recognitions for its leadership in the green economy. The firm was recognized by The National Law Journal on its “Midsize Hot List” in 2009 and 2014. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at www.wendel.com.

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