At Wiley, we recognize the importance of investing in the holistic needs of our attorneys, including providing a forum to share perspectives, ideas, and experiences. We believe in the power of creating a culture of belonging where our attorneys feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. Leveraging the leadership of our Affinity Groups, which provide community and resources not only to group members but our entire Wiley community, we foster a work environment that allows us to grow together. Our Affinity Groups are open to all attorneys and allies regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic background.

Read below to learn more about the objectives of our Affinity Groups:

Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Lawyers

The Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Lawyers Affinity Group works to increase understanding of the challenges faced by AANHPI attorneys and provide a space for open dialogue about these experiences. The group also helps create opportunities for AANHPI associates to develop mentoring relationships with more senior Wiley attorneys.

Contact: Neal Seth

Black Lawyers

The Black Lawyers Affinity Group aims to cultivate supportive relationships among lawyers who self-identify as Black or of African descent, raise awareness of issues facing Black communities, and partner with the firm to invest in organizations that promote the professional development of Black attorneys. The group also supports recruiting, retention, and advancement efforts designed to expand the pipeline of Black attorneys who achieve success at the firm, advance in leadership roles, and engage with key clients.

Contact: Lukman Azeez

Latinx Lawyers

The Latinx Lawyers Affinity Group gathers attorneys from Hispanic/Latinx origin to educate the firm on issues facing Hispanic/Latinx communities and foster a supportive networking environment. The group also provides informal mentoring opportunities for lawyers to share success strategies and perspectives within the legal profession, as well as opportunities to celebrate group members for their achievements within and outside the firm.

Contact: Edgar Class

LGBTQ+ Lawyers & Allies 

The LGBTQ+ Lawyers & Allies Affinity Group is an internal forum for attorneys to openly discuss and raise awareness of issues of interest to attorneys and law students who identify as LGBTQ+. The group also aims to promote a healthy and inclusive work environment, invest in the professional development of LGBTQ+ associates, engage in pro bono opportunities focused on advancing LGTBQ+ rights, and increase visibility for LGBTQ+ attorneys within the firm and among clients.

Contact: Duane Pozza

Minority Lawyers

The Minority Lawyers Affinity Group convenes attorneys from diverse backgrounds to offer mentoring and career development opportunities. The group also aims to provide a space for diverse attorneys to network with other diverse attorneys throughout the firm and beyond, make client connections, and hone their business development strategies.

Contacts: Laura El-Sabaawi and Derick Holt

Parents-in-the-Law & Allies

The Parents-in-the-Law Affinity Group aims to facilitate discussion about managing the demands of practicing law while raising (or planning to raise) a family. The group serves as a resource for Wiley attorneys at all stages of parenthood – from those weighing decisions about becoming parents to expectant parents, new parents, and parents to children of all ages.

Contact: Kate Dickerson

Veterans, Military Families & Allies

The Veterans, Military Families & Allies Affinity Group provides a forum for U.S. veterans, active-duty reservists, and military families to share their ideas and network internally and externally with other veterans’ organizations. The group also serves as a resource for the firm’s recruiting efforts, helping to identify candidates with prior military experience and encourage them to choose Wiley.

Contact: Scott Felder

Women's Forum

The Women’s Forum Affinity Group aims to promote the advancement and retention of women attorneys while fostering understanding and discussion of the experiences they face. The group also creates opportunities for personal and professional growth, including networking across the firm.

Contacts: Laura El-Sabaawi, and Eve Reed

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