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.
Local Office Diversity Committees
Diversity Outreach Rising Stars Program
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.
The American Lawyer Magazine High rankings in 2021 Diversity Scorecard: No. 1: Hispanic Partners Top 10: Hispanic Non-Partners Top 10: “Other Racial or Ethnic Group” Partners Top 20: African American Partners
Working Mother Seramount Recognized as one of 2021 “Best Law Firms for Women” for using best practices in recruiting, retaining, promoting and developing women lawyers Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality Firm received its seventh “perfect score” on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index in 2021, which rates U.S. workplaces LGBTQ+ inclusion
A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE CULTURE
2021 Law360 Diversity Snapshot Ranked 7th for Most Diverse Equity Partners 2020 Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards Winner of “Veterans Program of the Year” | Providing pro bono help to active/retired military families on myriad issues, including bankruptcy, eviction and criminal cases Mansfield RuleTM Certification Received Mansfield Certified Plus designation for third consecutive year because women, minority and LGBTQ lawyers represent at least 30 percent of firm leadership roles and committees Street Law Inc. Received the 2020 Excellence in Service Award for the firm’s exceptional commitment to Street Law and its NALP/ Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program HNBA 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year Recognized by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for our longstanding support of the HNBA and unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion
Our Directors Committee, the firm’s highest policymaking body, is 44 percent diverse, based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or veteran status.
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
Ten of our U.S. offices are led by diverse Executive Partners.
2019 Chambers USA Diversity and Inclusion Awards Diversity and Inclusion Awards “Most Pioneering Firm for Female Lawyers” ABA’s Military Pro Bono Project Only law firm to receive the Outstanding Service Award every year since its inception in 2012
Local Office Diversity Committees:
Leads diversity strategy and initiatives, and includes Managing Partner and Directors Committee Chair
Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, DiverseAbility, Hispanic, LGBTQ, Native American, Veterans, Women’s Initiative
Attorneys may request an affinity mentor for additional guidance and coaching
Devise and implement locally tailored programming
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
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 email@example.com
Nichole Dotson-Olajuwon Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Houston | 713.653.8632 firstname.lastname@example.org
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