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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

Working Mother magazine Firm named in 2020 “Best Law Firms for Women” list in recognition of the firm’s commitment to the retention and advancement of women.

No. 1: Hispanic Partners Top 10: Hispanic Non-Partners Top 10: “Other Racial or Ethnic Group” Partners Top 20: African American Partners

Affinity Mentoring

Diversity Outreach Rising Stars Program

Community Engagement

Mansfield RuleTM Certification Recognized for third consecutive year with the Mansfield Certified Plus designation, in which women, minority and LGBTQ lawyers represent at least 30 percent of firm leadership roles and committees

The American Lawyer Magazine High rankings in ALM’s 2020 Diversity Scorecard including:

Affinity Groups

A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE

RECOGNITION

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

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.

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality The firm received its sixth “perfect score” on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index in 2020, which rates U.S. workplaces LGBTQ+ inclusion 2020 Excellence in Service Award Recognized by the NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program for the firm’s exceptional commitment to the Street Law Program 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 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” 2019 Law360 Diversity Snapshot Top 5: Best Law Firms for Minority Partners ABA’s Military Pro Bono Project The only law firm to receive the Outstanding Service Award every year since its inception in 2012


Diversity Council:

Local Office Diversity Committees:

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

Affinity Groups:

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

Affinity Mentoring:

Attorneys may request an affinity mentor for additional guidance and coaching

Devise and implement locally tailored programming

Inclusive Benefits:

Rising Stars 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

INCLUSION IN ACTION

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

Recruiting:

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

LCLD:

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 tiffani.lee@hklaw.com

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Holland & Knight's Diversity Council, Groups and Committees  

Holland & Knight's Diversity Council, Groups and Committees