Ogletree Deakins believes that because of its philosophy and practice of inclusion - soliciting, valuing, and incorporating the myriad viewpoints of its lawyers - the firm is more creative, stronger, and better able to address the evolving issues in the workplace.
Ogletree Deakins encourages and supports membership and participation in local, state, and national professional associations. Our lawyers are active in organizations such as the National Bar Association, National Asian-Pacific Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, and Lambda Legal.
Additionally, the Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the National Bar Association and an Officer and Board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California are members of the firm. Firm members regularly participate in programs sponsored by the National Employment Law Council, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and Corporate Counsel for Women of Color.
In recent years, the firm has worked to enhance its profile in the diversity and inclusion arena, and as a result, we have received several awards and recognition from various organizations and clients across the United States. Specifically, the firm has received recognition for outstanding diversity metrics in the areas of recruiting, retention, advancement, and promotion of diverse attorneys, and various awards for our overall diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.
Because of our commitment to increasing diversity at the firm and in the profession as a whole, we are better positioned to attract, recruit, and retain attorneys across the globe. Examples of some of the awards and recognition include:
Also, throughout the firm, diverse attorneys hold leadership positions with varying levels of responsibility. The firm believes this is a key component of our recruiting and retention strategy. We believe that by keeping diversity in leadership top of mind, it helps to increase our ability to retain and promote women, LGBT, racially and ethnically diverse, disabled, and veteran attorneys.
The firm’s diverse representation percentages are as follows:
Ogletree Deakins’ Director of Professional Development and Inclusion, along with other firm leaders, attend and participate in diversity organizations such as The Leadership Council for Legal Diversity , the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc., and the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals. The events sponsored by these organizations allow members of the firm the opportunity to exchange ideas on best diversity and inclusion practices and assist the firm in retaining an innovative edge.
Because the firm has a long tradition of diversity among its lawyers and staff, we are uniquely situated to assist our clients with creative and effective solutions in the increasingly diverse global economy.
Ogletree Deakins advises and encourages its clients to address and be sensitive to diversity issues and to recognize and understand that the diversity of its workforce is a source of innovative ideas and competitive advantage. We work with our clients to manage and benefit from their workplace diversity through counseling, development of diversity initiatives, and on-site training.