2015 Diversity Leader

FC_logo_higres_taglineFennemore Craig, P.C.
Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ
Managing Partner: Tim Berg
Employees: 408

Recent Recognition Includes:

  • AZ Business Magazine, one of the Most Admired Companies, 2014
  • Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Award, 2014
  • Phoenix Business Journal, one of the “Valley’s Healthiest Employers,” 2014
  • DLA Inclusive Workplace award, 2012
  • The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), Gold Standard Certificate, 2012.

Phillip F. Fargotstein

Phillip F. Fargotstein

In order for law to remain relevant, says Chief Diversity Officer Phillip F. Fargotstein of Fennemore Craig, it must be fully reflective of our great diversity.

“All organizations, especially professional services organizations such as law firms, must reflect the communities they serve and the communities in which their clients need representation. Everyone brings a unique perspective to issues and problems.

“This is why I believe the greatest opportunity for diversity is the ever-changing demographics of society and the legal profession. The increase in women law school graduates over the last 40 years is but one reflection of that change. As society changes, the law—and those responsible for applying the law—must also change. Diversity in the legal profession will help ensure that laws remain relevant and reflect the society of the future.

“The role and goals of The Diversity Council at Fennemore Craig have changed and will continue to evolve in the future. While efforts to address the historically underrepresented in the law have always been a focus, there has developed more recently a greater awareness for other varieties of diversity, including sexual orientation and religion. It is this greater scope of diversity that will be the future challenge.”