AALRR Receives Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors


Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) is pleased to announce that the firm has once again been named as a recipient of the ABC National Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Excellence Award by Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC). This award recognizes members who display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain, and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs.

ABC recognizes one company in each of five categories (Associate, Supplier, Subcontractor Under $14 Million, Subcontractor Over $14 Million, and General Contractor). This year, AALRR was chosen as the award recipient in the Associate category.

Thomas A. Lenz, who serves multiple ABC California chapters as legal counsel and the National ABC organization on various committees, accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the annual Excellence in Construction® Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

“We’re honored to receive ABC’s Diversity Excellence Award again this year,” commented Managing Partner Jim Baca. “AALRR is committed to building and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion. We’re pleased with the progress we’ve made, and we vow to continue to increase representation in the firm at all levels.”

A full list of winners can be found on ABC’s website. To learn more about ABC’s diversity programs, visit abc.org/diversity.

About Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
With more than 40 years of unwavering commitment to client service, AALRR is one of California’s leading law firms.  Our diverse team brings a seasoned perspective to California’s complex legal landscape for public and private entities, with particular strength in the areas of education, labor and employment, construction, complex litigation, corporate, taxation, and water.  Our public sector clients include more than 400 K-12 school districts, community college districts and universities, as well as cities, counties, and special districts.  We also represent diverse business entities, from small, family-run businesses to publicly traded corporations.  At 215 lawyers and growing, AALRR has nine offices in Cerritos, Fresno, Irvine, Marin, Pasadena, Pleasanton, Riverside, Sacramento, and San Diego to serve our clients throughout California.  For more information about AALRR, visit our website at:  www.aalrr.com.

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