Professional Development & Inclusion
Professional development opportunities abound at Ogletree Deakins and are integrated seamlessly with our approach to diversity. 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 can thrive professionally. Learn more about our programs and initiatives.
Through our diversity and professional development programs, our attorneys 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
I am proud to serve as the firm’s first Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer. Diversity and inclusion are two cornerstones of the firm’s core values and underlie our ability to provide premier client service. As our firm continues to grow and prosper, so does our commitment to providing an environment where each attorney can bring his or her unique talents to the table and leverage those talents for the benefit of our clients.Michelle P. WimesChief Diversity and Professional Development Officer