Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity of gender, diversity of learning style, diversity of race, diversity of background, diversity of thought—all these and more contribute to a vibrant and inclusive environment where attorneys and professional staff can thrive. Creating a culture of belonging at the firm is more than just a nice sentiment, it is a business and moral imperative. Our people matter. Their stories matter. And our performance is stronger because of it.
Through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs, our attorneys and staff cultivate the skills and the mind-set they need to succeed and to provide premier service to our clients.
The principles adopted in those early days of the firm remain core values of our firm today: premier client service; teamwork and collaboration; treating each other with respect; hard work; and open governance. These core values permeate the firm’s culture and are the bedrock upon which we build our diversity and inclusion initiatives.C. Matthew KeenManaging Shareholder
In my role as co-chair of Ogletree Deakins’ business resource group for African-American attorneys, I witness constantly the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how this commitment is essential to delivering on the firm’s core value of premier client service. The firm remains focused on fostering an environment that celebrates all differences and unique talents that make us better together. This bedrock principle has sustained the firm and is tantamount to its future and prosperity.Elizabeth M. EbanksShareholder