Fostering a culture that generates a sense of belonging, supports authenticity and intersectionality, and values our differences.
We consistently strive to foster a culture of inclusion. Our firmwide affinity groups and employee resource groups provide a platform to support and connect with one another. Our policies and practices—including policies around gender transition, pronouns, and name pronunciation—support authenticity. And, we reward efforts to foster DEI with billable hour credit.
DEI Billable Hour Credit
Fostering DEI at our law firm is everyone's business. With DEI billable hour credit, we recognize that—and reward it. We count up to 3% of an attorney’s annual billable hour requirement towards eligible DEI activities.
Our seven firmwide affinity groups—attorneys of color, first generation professionals, flexible hours, LGBTQ+, senior attorneys, veterans, and women—promote our community and provide a platform to connect with one another.
Employee Resource Groups
Policies to Foster Inclusion
Inclusion is intentional and our policies reflect that. For example, our gender inclusivity policies include guidance on gender transition; we encourage the use of gender pronouns; we offer the option to include name pronunciations in emails; we participate in the Disability Equality Index Survey; we offer a one-year program matching associates preparing for parental leave with a transition partner for support; and much more.
Hear From Us
Retreat in Chicago
Our LGBTQ+ and Attorneys of Color (AOC) Affinity Groups convened in Chicago in September 2022 for our first-ever stand-alone retreat. Approximately 130 people were in attendance from across the firm