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INCLUSION IN ACTION We seek to further develop an organization and a culture where all talented individuals – including those traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession – can have, and can see, a path to long-term success. We are committed to these efforts because diverse and inclusive teams reflect the world we serve and produce better results for our clients. Most importantly, a diverse and inclusive organization is simply better.

Diversity Council

Local Office Diversity Committees

Mansfield RuleTM Certification Recognized as one of only 51 firms to earn the Mansfield Certified Plus 2019 designation, where women, minority and LGBTQ lawyers represent at least 30 percent of firm leadership roles and committees HNBA 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year Recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for our longstanding support of the organization and our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion

Affinity Groups


Affinity Mentoring

Diversity Outreach Rising Star Program

Community Engagement


Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

2019 Bank of America Diversity and Inclusion Award Recognized for focused attention on the training, development and promotion of diverse attorneys, and staffing Bank of America matters with diverse legal teams 2019 Chambers USA Diversity and Inclusion Awards “Most Pioneering Firm for Female Lawyers” and shortlisted for “Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion” The American Lawyer Magazine High rankings in ALM’s 2019 Diversity Scorecard including: - Top 5: Hispanic Partners - Top 20: African American Partners - Top 20: Total Minority Attorneys 2019 Law360 Diversity Snapshot Top 5: Best Law Firms for Minority Partners

DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS Since 2017, 50 percent of our newly promoted partners are diverse, based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or veteran status.

Our Directors Committee, the firm’s highest policymaking body, is 41 percent diverse, based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or veteran status.

Eight of our U.S. offices are led by diverse Executive Partners.

2018 Yale Law Women Named a “Top 10 Female Friendly Firm” Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality Received a “perfect score” on Annual Corporate Equality Index from 2015-2019 ABA’s Military Pro Bono Project The only law firm to receive the Outstanding Service Award every year since its inception in 2012 2018 Americas Women in Business Law Awards Named “Best Firm for Diversity” in North America in recognition of the firm’s culture of diversity and inclusion and “Best in the U.S. West” for supporting women attorneys

Diversity Council:

Local Office Diversity Committees:

Leads diversity strategy and initiatives, and includes Managing Partner and Directors Committee Chair

Affinity Groups:

African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBT, Hispanic, Native American, Women’s Initiative, Veterans

Affinity Mentoring:

Attorneys may request an affinity mentor for additional guidance and coaching

Devise and implement locally tailored programming

Inclusive Benefits:

Rising Star Program:

Benefits for domestic partners regardless of gender; transgender and reassignment benefits according to WPATH guidelines

Dynamic and intensive leadership program for a select group of talented women lawyers


Diversity Pipeline:

Client Partnerships:

Investment in programs designed to encourage historically underrepresented students to consider the legal profession

Collaboration with clients to improve diversity and inclusion in the legal profession


Engagement and participation with diversity programs at law schools, including job fairs, seminars and mock interview programs


Community Engagement:

Engagement with affinity bar organizations and diversity conferences and events

Participation in the 1L LCLD Scholars and LCLD Fellows Programs; Managing Partner serves as an LCLD member

GET CONNECTED Tiffani Lee Diversity Partner Miami | 305.789.7725

Yusuf Zakir Director of Diversity and Inclusion Los Angeles | 213.896.2411

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Holland & Knight's Diversity Council, Groups and Committees  

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