Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

At Squire Patton Boggs we are committed and passionate about driving forwards diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) progress within our own firm and within the communities where we practice. We champion open dialogue, collaboration and we focus on our commitment to ensuring equal opportunities to all.

We have taken a comprehensive approach to DEI, to ensure that all of our people throughout the firm feel welcomed and have equitable opportunities to belong, succeed, thrive and fully and fairly pursue their career objectives.  Our Global Office of DEI focus on strengthening our inclusive working environment by raising awareness through action, championing allyship and providing guidance and training to drive meaningful change. The team sit in different offices and cover multi-jurisdictions, ensuring that each initiative is globally and locally relevant.

We look at the entire employee life cycle through a DEI lens and centre our DEI goals around four strategic pillars: Career, Culture, Community and Clients. This ensures that our recruiting, hiring, development and promotion practices all reflect our shared DEI focus. As part of our action plan, we have introduced a number of measures focused on improving our approach to the recruitment, retention and advancement of employees and strongly believe that working with our clients to create DEI programmes helps strengthen our ability and outreach as a whole, meaning we can have maximum impact on our people, industries, local communities and the wider global society.

We value the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within our workforce and always aim to provide diverse, gender-balanced representation across the board. We continually work on creating an inclusive culture, driving positive change and empowering our colleagues to call out and help eradicate inequality and discrimination in all its guises. When working on any projects, we purposely strive to select diverse teams, as we know that diversity in people and thought strengthens our performance.

My career at the firm spanning almost four decades has witnessed the same evolution in the areas of diversity and inclusion (however denominated) as that going on within the nation as a whole. Meaningful social change often takes place intermittently, keyed to triggering, traumatic public events. Within that context, I can say with all sincerity that Squire Patton Boggs is an institution that has distinguished itself in this area by taking risks, nurturing opportunity and sustaining an environment where our successful track record speaks for itself.
Fred Nance, Executive Group Member and Global DEI Counsel, US LLP

Our Diversity in Numbers

We are committed to identify, train and promote women and people of color within our ranks.
of our 12-member Global Board are people of color or women
of our 12-member Global Board are women
of our 12-member Global Board are US people of color

Global DEI Leadership

Our Resource Groups

The firm has established resource groups to provide opportunities for networking, mentoring, support and professional development for lawyers and staff with similar backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences or interests.

Members, allies and supporters who join these groups play a vital role in our continued commitment to an inclusive and diverse working environment where all individuals are valued, included and empowered to succeed.

  • Accessibility Resource Group
  • Asian Pacific Islander Resource Group
  • Black Employee Resource Group
  • Gender Diversity Resource Group
  • Juntos, Hispanic/Latinx Resource Group
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Group
  • Multicultural Resource Group
  • Social Mobility Resource Group
  • Women’s Affinity Network

Black History Month

We continually focus on supporting the Black community and advocating for racial justice throughout the year. Catch up on our recent event in Atlanta, at ZuCot Gallery, which celebrated Black music, arts and culture, whilst supporting a number of Black-owned businesses.

Event Highlights

Below are some highlights of DEI events that we have coordinated across our global network.

SPB celebrating Pride Black Employee Resource Group Black Employee Retreat in the UK

Participating in Manchester Pride Parade, UK

Black Associate Resource Group (BARG) Retreat 2022

Black Employee Retreat (UK)

International Womens Day in Bratislava Black Employee Resource Group Black Employee Retreat in the UK

Bratislava International Women’s Day / Women’s History Month Event

Community support for Leeds Pride, UK

Black Associate Resource Group (BARG) Retreat 2022

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