Kaye Scholer was the recipient of the 2006 "Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association Law Firm Diversity Award" at the 26th Annual Conference of the Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA).
The "Conference Chairs' Welcome," published in the "Conference Journal" distributed to all attendees, said about Kaye Scholer:
"Our Law Firm Diversity Award recipient this year is the law firm of Kaye Scholer, LLP. With offices from New York to Shanghai, and points in between, this firm has made significant contributions to the entertainment legal community. We acknowledge Kaye Scholer for being a consistent supporter of BESLA and its programs, a corporate sponsor of BESLA's conferences, and for its continuous efforts in the areas of diversification by recruiting and hiring qualified minority professionals, including in particular, members of this organization."
At the conference, Peter Haviland, co-chair of Kaye Scholer’s Entertainment and Media Law Department and a member of BESLA’s Board of Directors, was a panelist on a panel entitled "Top 10 Entertainment Litigation Pitfalls." Rhonda Trotter, a senior Kaye Scholer entertainment litigator in Los Angeles, also attended the conference.