Wendel Rosen Receives “Platinum” Recognition from the Law Firm Sustainability Network’s ALISS Assessment

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.