Message from the Managing Partner
It is with great pride that I share with you our efforts to broaden our impact and build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive firm. Our goals are to increase the representation of individuals from diverse backgrounds at our firm and to develop and advance individuals to rise to positions of leadership and broaden their own contributions.
Our culture of collegiality means that we rise together. We believe that when one of us advances, we all do. This professional development mindset touches the philosophies and policies that help embed diversity, equity and inclusion into all that we do.
The information that follows highlights our efforts toward becoming a leader among law firms in recruiting, advancing and developing diverse talent.
Our efforts are bearing fruit. Our recent accomplishments and awards highlight the hard work of individuals across the firm.
- We are proud to have achieved a perfect score of 100% on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation; 2020 is the fifth consecutive year we have been named to this prominent list.
- Working Mother magazine has again named us to their Best Law Firms for Women list for the second year in a row.
- Law 360 has recognized us as one of the Best Firms for Minority Attorneys for two years running.
And most notably and importantly, we have received recent awards from two of our major clients, noting our efforts to staff diverse teams on their matters and partner with them to build a more diverse pipeline of future attorneys.
As we look ahead, we will continue to encourage perspectives, to broaden our connections with others and maintain our sharp focus on growing our firm together.
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- What We ValueThe power of perspectives
Each year we are asked to provide updates on our diversity efforts. While we are proud of our efforts, we strive to be a firm who continuously drives the progress of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are a place where different perspectives are not only accepted, but are celebrated. This report captures a glimpse of what we value and a highlight of our 2019 efforts.
What Does Diversity Mean To You?
"Diversity means cultivating a workplace where everyone feels valued and included. The ﬁrm's mentoring and professional development programs embrace and support individual development and help to build a strong team.”
Anna Gomez, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair