We embrace the diversity of our people, recognizing the many elements that make them their authentic selves, and the value their individual contributions bring. We promote healthy dialogue around the multiple strands of diversity both globally and within our regions.

Supporting our talent

In November 2018, the firm hosted Allverse, our inaugural minority and LGBT+ lawyer diversity conference.

This conference gathered together more than 220 diverse lawyers in the United States, a delegation from our international offices, and our firm’s senior leadership to explore the theme “Investments and Intrapreneurship,” focusing on the ways that our diverse lawyers can invest in themselves, how they can be entrepreneurs within the firm, and the investments that our management and the diversity infrastructure can make in diverse lawyers and their futures.

Corporate Diversity program

Our Gender Diversity Talent Engagement and Retention Initiative aims to improve our ability to retain and develop women lawyers. The initiative takes female Corporate lawyers and their supporting partners on a journey together to enable their personal and career development.

Participants engage in peer group coaching sessions and formal modules centered on building confidence and global networks. A key part of the program focuses on educating the supporting partners on what their female mentees actually require of them and the firm to support these lawyers in achieving their career goals.

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