Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    As a leading global law firm, we take seriously our responsibility to call out and help eradicate inequality and discrimination in all its guises. We are intentional about doing so both within our own firm with and in the communities where we practice.

    We have established and continually update a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) to assure that all of our personnel throughout the firm feel welcomed and that they have the opportunity to fully and fairly pursue their career objectives. Across our global platform our colleagues also routinely engage in a myriad of social justice and community support activities often with firm support.

    Given the historic failure of large law firms to adequately address DEI objectives, we believe it essential to acknowledge that fact and to be very purposeful in affirming the core values that underpin our inclusive culture. A sustained commitment to pursuing DEI across our entire platform was one of the Strategic Priorities adopted by our partners in 2017. While much work certainly remains to be done, we are encouraged by our colleagues’ embrace of that priority in the context of a collaborative and supportive, one firm firm culture.

    Our recruiting, hiring, training and promotion practices all reflect our shared DEI focus. While we recognize that it is incumbent on the firm to be flexible and innovative as industry DEI strategies evolve and new best practices are developed, the firm has held these values and pursued DEI objectives for many years. That fact is amply reflected by the composition of our firm’s leadership team. We have more than three dozen women and ethnic minorities who serve in either appointed or elected leadership positions across the firm including at its very highest levels. Our Global Board, for instance, is comprised of a majority of diverse partners and has been for some time. We also have diverse lawyers as Practice Group leaders, Office Managing Partners, a Global Managing Partner and in many others leadership roles confirming both the long-standing culture of our firm and our sustained focus on continuing to progress.

    Please view our Diverse Leadership It Is Who We Are brochure

    We Are Hiring

    Squire Patton Boggs is delighted to be hiring a new Global Director of DEI who will contribute to the development, implementation, and monitoring of effective strategies that support the retention and advancement of underrepresented groups throughout the firm globally. The Global Director of DEI will work closely with the firm’s leadership, other attorneys, and staff to execute the firm-wide DEI vision. The ideal candidate will have experience building effective multi-year DEI or related strategies, strong program and project management focused on outcomes, excellent oral and written communications, and strong analytical skills. 

    For more information on the role: Global Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

    Mission Statements

    Our Inclusion & Diversity Committee is charged with managing the strategic framework for inclusion and diversity; setting goals and targets; defining our action plans; and articulating measures of success. The Committee will oversee and approve:

    • The design and implementation of diversity policies for the recruitment, retention and advancement of our lawyers and staff
    • The role and development of resource groups, promoting knowledge sharing, engagement and allyship
    • Communication plans, including oversight of on-line materials relating to inclusion and diversity
    • The development and implementation of action plans
    • The role of our firm in advancing diversity initiatives in the communities we serve

    The Inclusion & Diversity Committee will work in tandem with the:

    1. Women’s Enterprise – promoting business development
    2. The Advancing Women’s Taskforce – focused on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women
    3. The Champions of the firm’s Inclusion & Diversity pillars

    Please view our Inclusion & Diversity Statement.

    Recent Events

    June 29
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: The Biden Administration’s Regulatory Agenda for Energy and Environment Location Webinar
    June 22
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: Packaging Changes, Extended Producer Responsibility, Recycling and Single-use Plastics in the UK and the EU – How Is Your Business Affected? Location Webinar
    June 17
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: US Climate Policy and Environmental Justice in the Biden Administration Location Webinar
    June 8
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: Developments in Climate Law, Policy and Practice in the UK and EU Location Webinar
    May 24
    AAPI Justice in America – Stop AAPI Hate: The Legacy Location Webinar
    May 19
    AAPI Justice in America – Stop AAPI Hate: The Legacy and the Path Forward Location Webinar
    April 9
    Women In-House – #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 Location JingAlley, No. 22, Lane 133 Maoming Nan Lu, Shanghai
    March 31
    FEEL THE POWER: Influential Women in BRATECC's 20 Years of Success and Beyond Location Virtual Event
    February 26
    Remember the Past While Looking Toward the Future: Listening Session With Civil Rights Pioneer Leona Tate Location Virtual Program
    February 25
    The Evolution of LGBT+ Inclusion in the Workplace Location Webinar
    January 26
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: Key Regulatory Issues in the US in Energy and Environment: 2021 and Beyond Location Webinar
    January 19
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: Looking Ahead to 2021: Implications of a Change in Administration on Environmental Policy in the US Location Webinar
    January 12
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: Key Regulatory Issues in the UK in Environment and Sustainability: 2021 and Beyond Location Webinar
    January 5
    2021 Women in Energy and Environment Webinar Series: Embedding Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Into the New Normal – Returning From the Pandemic Location Webinar
    October 22
    Coming Black Around Location Live Talk
    July 23
    Anti-Racism and the Workplace: Employment Challenges and Opportunities in the US Location Webinar
    July 13
    Creating an Ohio State Sentencing Database Location Virtual Event
    June 4
    Squire Patton Boggs Host A Candid Internal Discussion on Racism & What We Can Do Location Virtual Discussion
    March 12
    International Women’s Day Celebration 2020 (San Francisco) Location Hotel Vitale
    8 Mission St.
    San Francisco
    California
    94105
    March 11
    International Women's Day Celebration 2020 (Los Angeles) Location Event Center, City National Plaza
    515 S. Flower Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    March 10
    This Changes Everything Location Squire Patton Boggs
    2000 Huntington Center, 41 S. High St.
    Columbus
    Ohio
    43215
    February 27
    Ron Brown and Louis Stokes 1L Inclusion & Diversity Event – Tips for First Generation Lawyers - Phoenix Location Squire Patton Boggs
    1 E. Washington St., Suite 2700
    Phoenix, Arizona, 85004
    February 19
    Ron Brown and Louis Stokes 1L Inclusion & Diversity Event – Tips for First Generation Lawyers - Washington DC Location Squire Patton Boggs
    2550 M Street, NW
    Washington, DC, 20037
    February 11
    Ron Brown and Louis Stokes 1L Inclusion & Diversity Event – Tips for First Generation Lawyers - Cleveland Location Squire Patton Boggs
    4900 Key Tower
    127 Public Square
    Cleveland, Ohio, 44114
    February 4
    Ron Brown and Louis Stokes 1L Inclusion & Diversity Event – Tips for First Generation Lawyers - New York Location Squire Patton Boggs
    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    23rd Floor
    New York, 10112
    January 9
    This Changes Everything Location New York Athletic Club
    180 Central Park South
    New York
    10019
    January 9
    This Changes Everything Location Squire Patton Boggs
    2550 M St NW
    Washington
    District of Columbia
    20037
    November 14
    The Yorkshire Rows Location

    Squire Patton Boggs
    6 Wellington Place
    Leeds
    LS1 4AP

    October 17
    Owning Your Imposter Syndrome Location Squire Patton Boggs
    7 Devonshire Square
    London
    EC2M 4YH
    October 3
    Owning Your Imposter Syndrome Location Squire Patton Boggs
    Rutland House
    148 Edmund Street
    Birmingham
    B3 2JR
    September 26
    Women in Public Finance 23rd Annual Conference Location Hilton Austin
    500 East 4th Street
    Austin, Texas 78701
    March 19
    Ron Brown and Louis Stokes 1L Inclusion & Diversity Event – A Day in the Life Location Squire Patton Boggs
    1 E. Washington St., Suite 2700
    Phoenix, Arizona, 85004
    March 13
    International Women's Day Celebration Location Event Center, City National Plaza
    515 S. Flower Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
    March 12
    International Women’s Day Celebration Location Hotel Vitale
    8 Mission St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    March 7
    Celebrate Women Committed to Building a Better Cleveland Location Squire Patton Boggs
    4900 Key Tower, 127 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    March 6
    Ron Brown and Louis Stokes 1L Inclusion & Diversity Event – A Day in the Life Location Squire Patton Boggs
    4900 Key Tower, 127 Public Square
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    February 28
    Becoming Conscious of Unconscious Bias Location Squire Patton Boggs
    7 Devonshire Square
    London
    EC2M 4YH
    February 27
    Ron Brown and Louis Stokes 1L Inclusion & Diversity Event – A Day in the Life Location Squire Patton Boggs
    2550 M Street, NW
    Washington DC 20037

    Recent Highlights & Recognitions

    Recognized for the 2019-2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award
    Bank of America’s Legal Department & its Diversity and Inclusion Business Council
    Recognized as “Outstanding Firm for Furthering Diversity and Inclusion”
    Chambers Diversity & Inclusion North America 2020 Awards
    Recognized by Euromoney’s 2020 Women in Business Law Awards
    For “Gender Diversity,” “Diversity” “Women in Law” and “Work-Life Balance” (N American Categories)
    Top 100 Firm for Minority Attorneys
    Law360
    Category Honors in Four Areas
    Yale Law Women Female & Family Friendly Firms 2018 Report

    Resource Groups

    Americas


    • Accessibility
    • LGBT+
    • Multicultural – African-American/Black
    • Multicultural – American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • Multicultural – Asian Pacific Islander
    • Multicultural – Hispanic or Latino(a)
    • Veterans
    • Work-Life Balance

    Europe


    • Accessibility
    • Age Diversity
    • Gender
    • LGBT+
    • Multicultural
    • Social Mobility

    Inclusion & Diversity Committee Chairs

    Women's Enterprise Chairs