Diversity is our lifetime commitment
Diversity is embedded into our firm’s Core Values. We’ve always known that a diversity of backgrounds and views is critical to organizational strength and resilience. As a result, we’ve been diverse since our founding in 1973.
Developing talented people with diverse perspectives is a top priority. From law students to senior partners, and from professional staff to senior leadership and our Board of Directors, diversity, equity, and inclusion 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.
Developing diverse leaders
Our 1L Diversity Pipeline Program, mentoring program, shadowing opportunities, business and professional 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 talk
From firm-wide mandatory unconscious bias and anti-harassment training to town hall conversations focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion to our diversity newsletter, 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 community for our diverse colleagues.
We partner with great organizations, including but not limited to:
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Bloomberg Law Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Framework
Corporate Counsel Women of Color
Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule
Hispanic National Bar Association
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
LeGaL – The LGBT Bar Association & Foundation of Greater New York
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
National Employment Law Council Academy
National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
We are proud of our record in developing diverse leaders
33% of our Board of Directors are women
29% of Shareholders are diverse
42% of office leaders are women
Hear from Our People
Commitment to Developing Our Attorneys
“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.”
Commitment to a Supportive Environment
“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.”
Commitment to Early Career Growth
“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.”