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Sheppard Mullin Honors Partner Candace Matson With Firm's Annual Diversity & Inclusion Award

August 26, 2015

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP has honored partner Candace Matson with the firm's sixth Diversity & Inclusion Award, an award that recognizes the significant diversity and inclusion commitment of a Sheppard Mullin attorney.

"Candace is an incredibly passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion within the firm and we are thrilled to recognize her leadership and dedication to efforts and initiatives in this area.  I am privileged to co-chair Sheppard Mullin’s LGBT lawyer group, Out at Sheppard, with Candace, who has co-chaired the group since its inception," stated partner Daniel McQueen. 

"I am honored by the firm's recognition and proud of the accomplishments we have achieved in this area as a firm.  We continue to make progress through each attorney's contribution to our diversity efforts," said Matson.

Matson is a partner in Sheppard Mullin's Los Angeles office where she is a member of the Business Trial, Real Estate, and Finance & Bankruptcy practice groups.  She represents owners, lenders, investment funds, contractors, design professionals and others as an advocate in a wide range of private and public contexts relating to design and construction.  In addition to co-chair of Out at Sheppard, Matson is active in Sheppard Mullin’s Women Lawyers Group and a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.  She also serves on the Board of Governors of the Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and on the Legal Council of The Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, a preeminent LGBT research and think-tank organization. 

The Sheppard Mullin Diversity & Inclusion Award was created to recognize an individual or team of attorneys in the firm for their commitment to diversity & inclusion programs and initiatives in the legal profession.  Recipients are selected based on their overall contributions and dedication to advancing the firm's mission in this area.