Among 28 U.S.-Based Firms Recognized for Strong Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
New York, NY and Arlington, VA (October, 26, 2021) — Epstein Becker Green (EBG) is proud to announce that it has been named to Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Framework. EBG is one of 28 U.S.-based law firms that was recognized for its level of disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance against six core pillars: demographics, leadership and talent pipeline, recruitment and retention, business innovation and strategy, marketing, and diversity & inclusion in the community.
“Through a demonstrated commitment to DEI, Epstein Becker Green is helping to move the legal industry forward and we recognize their performance by naming them as a member of our 2021 DEI Framework,” said Joe Breda, president, Bloomberg Law. “As we look to the future, it is increasingly apparent that businesses and corporations will look to legal service providers who reflect their values and commitments. Epstein Becker Green has distinguished itself as a law firm that—based on its track record to date—deserves to be a part of that consideration set.”
“We are honored to be recognized as a firm working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal industry,” said Carrie Valiant, Chair of the firm’s Diversity and Professional Development Committee and Member of the firm’s Board of Directors. “Diversity is embedded into our firm’s Core Values and we take pride in being an inclusive, multicultural workplace marked by care, consideration, and respect for others. We recognize that positive progress toward diversity and inclusion for all is an ongoing effort and are proud to be acknowledged for our efforts.”
Bloomberg Law’s DEI Framework was developed in collaboration with Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index team, as well as diversity leads at corporations and U.S.-based law firms. Performance was assessed across more than 85 metrics, each associated with one of the framework’s six core pillars. Going forward, the methodology and membership criteria will be reviewed and updated annually to ensure alignment with industry trends, methodologies, and best practices.
Among the members of the Bloomberg Law 2021 DEI Framework:
- The overwhelming majority (96%) have a public statement regarding their commitment to diversity and inclusion, but only two in five (42%) shared a specific, time-bound action plan to increase the representation of diverse groups in leadership positions.
- Nine out of 10 (89%) report having a Chief Diversity Officer or equivalent position
- However, a slight majority (61%) say that Practice Group Leaders have clear diversity and inclusion goals as part of their annual performance review, and two out of three (68%) tie a component of partner compensation to diversity efforts.
More information about the first-of-its-kind Bloomberg Law 2021 DEI Framework, the methodology, and a full list of members, is available at here.
Learn more about EBG’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.
About Epstein Becker Green
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries; representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in offices throughout the U.S. and supporting clients in the U.S. and abroad, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.
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