"I think the center of our Core Value is really respect for our mission—for what we're about and what we're trying to do. And so it affects our relationships because we show that respect to our colleagues and to our clients. … I think of the term “thoughtfulness,” meaning one of our concepts is we’re “thought leaders.” And, for me, the word “thoughtfulness” really captures what we want to be about. Yes, we want to be full of thoughts, lots of great ideas—for clients, for our colleagues—but we also want to be “thoughtful” in the concept of being considerate."
— Jim Flynn, Managing Director / Member of the Firm
To our Clients, we commit to:
Excellence in thought leadership, advocating our clients’ causes, communicating quickly and effectively, and solving the issues of concern to our clients’ business
Bringing our clients a team of diverse attorneys and professionals — a team that both reflects our society’s richness of differences, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and perspective, and encompasses the skills and experiences desired by the multiplicity of clients we serve
Growing our existing and deep knowledge of our clients’ business and goals to increase the value of our legal services, and providing responsive, practical, and cost-conscious advice and thoughtful and creative solutions for existing and anticipated challenges
To our Attorneys and Strategic Advisors, we commit to:
Enhancing available legal projects and business development opportunities to the fullest extent that their own commitment, experience, and skills allow, in a highly collaborative and flexible environment of mutual support, feedback, mentoring, thought leadership, and camaraderie across practices and offices
Bringing about, at all levels and outside of any predetermined lockstep structure, opportunities that allow and reward ongoing skill development, true client interaction and responsibility, the cultivation of business generation skills, and professional advancement
Generating and providing unique incentives and benefits geared toward long-term growth that encourage and reward professional development, firm leadership, ownership, and achievement
To our Staff, we commit to:
Ensuring that our staff has an inclusive and rewarding work experience as part of the Epstein Becker Green team
Being aware and appreciative of the efforts and achievements of our staff, and acknowledging the contributions that staff members make to the overall success of the firm
Giving our staff members the platform to expand and improve their professional standing and skills while allowing for the freedom to thrive in a family-friendly environment that provides flexibility, variety, and a culture of promoting advancement opportunities
To Ourselves, we commit to:
Empowering one another through a work environment marked by care, respect, and dignity
Being ever vigilant to adhere to the highest ethical standards
Going above and beyond to hold the firm's interests above our individual interests while improving the firm for the future
We proudly signed the ABA Well-Being Pledge, recognizing that high levels of problematic substance use and mental health distress present a significant challenge for the legal profession and that more can—and should—be done to improve the health and well-being of lawyers.
This pledge is one that Epstein Becker Green has long lived by implicitly, having adopted the elements of its framework in pieces over time. Affirming the pledge expressly in writing matters greatly in further removing these issues from the shadows and reducing any stigma that may deter lawyers from seeking help. We encourage our attorneys to prioritize their well-being and foster an environment marked by care, respect, and dignity.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are 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.
Additionally, we know that positive progress toward diversity and inclusion requires an ongoing commitment. We adopted the Mansfield Rule, administered by Diversity Lab, in order to take measurable, intentional steps to support greater diversity in our law firm and maintain an inclusive environment in which all attorneys and staff can develop to their full potential. Learn more about our business and professional development training; our pipeline, mentoring, and shadowing programs; and our affinity support groups.
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