Diversity is our lifetime commitment
Recent social movements have sparked national dialogues on the injustice of racism and harassment. These are dialogues we’ve been engaged in since we were founded in 1973. Diversity is embedded into our firm’s Core Values because we’ve always known that a diversity of backgrounds and views is critical to organizational strength and resilience. We focused on diversity when many firms treated it simply as a box to check off but didn’t make it part of their firm’s core DNA.
Retaining talented people with diverse perspectives, and a commitment to our core practices and values, is a top priority. At each end of the pipeline—law students to senior partners—diverse professionals thrive here.
We are dedicated to recruiting, training, mentoring, and—above all—investing in diverse talent for the long haul. This is a strategic imperative, as consequential as anything we do as a firm.
The reasons for diversity and inclusion haven’t changed. The narrative has. And we are more committed than ever to changing the narrative for good.
Developing diverse leaders
Our 1L Diversity Pipeline Program, mentoring program, shadowing opportunities, business development training and coaching, and support of conferences and networking events sponsored by diverse organizations provide our diverse attorneys with the resources they need to grow and lead.
Walking the walk
From firm-wide unconscious bias training to town hall conversations to the diversity newsletter and books we read as a firm, we keep diversity top of mind.
Building a supportive community through affinity groups
These are the resource groups that are essential in maintaining a welcoming environment for our diverse team members.
EBG consistently out performs our peers in the legal industry in developing diverse leaders
29% of our Board of Directors are women
30% of Shareholders are diverse
36% of office leaders are women
Hear from Our People
“What Epstein Becker Green offers through our diversity program is professional development, which takes into account the myriad of things you’re going to need to become a Partner in the firm.”
“I’ve never felt like I’ve had to apologize for having that reduced schedule or for prioritizing my family at times.”
“One of my biggest fears was leaving a federal job that’s very flexible and coming to a traditional law firm, where the schedule might be more set in stone. And I’ve found that Epstein Becker Green is actually more flexible.”
“It’s one thing that Epstein Becker Green is really strong on. Pushing you, as a first year or second year, to really become involved in the cases that you work on and the work that you do. And giving you opportunities that are unusual to bigger law firms.”