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Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

Corporate Staff    Executive

Position Summary

The Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) will lead the development and execution of the firm’s diversity strategy as well as ongoing and new initiatives to continue to build and support a more inclusive culture and embrace a widely diverse workforce.  The position will have firm-wide responsibility and authority to promote the awareness of diversity and inclusion issues both internally and externally, for both staff and attorneys. The CDEIO will collaborate closely with peers and directors responsible for recruiting and retention, training and development, practice development, and other related areas on issues of diversity and inclusion, as well as with firm leaders, business resource groups, and both office and practice leaders. This individual will be a key spokesperson for the firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal and business communities and with clients.

As a trusted advisor to the firm’s Managing Partner and senior firm leadership, the CDEIO will guide and support the diversity and inclusion strategy of the firm with the goal of ensuring that diverse attorneys and staff have equal opportunities to succeed as their peers. The CDEIO will also serve as the firm’s representative at key national and local community events, activities, groups, and professional organizations, and will have strong relationships and the ability to collaborate on best practices with peers in other organizations on diversity and inclusion.

The CDIO is expected to serve as a positive role model, mentor and change agent to the firm’s attorneys and staff, and to perform all responsibilities in a way that supports and promotes the firm’s commitment to providing exceptional service internally and to its clients.

Essential Functions


Please note, we are not working with outside recruiters for this position.


Ogletree Deakins offers a robust suite of benefits for our Staff including: Paid Time Off, Sick Time, a 401(k) matching program, Profit Sharing, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, affordable Health and Life Insurance including Dental & Vision coverage, Health Savings Account /Flexible Spending Accounts to help offset the cost of dependent care and/or health care expenses, Teladoc (24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video), Tuition Reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program.