Diversity at WilmerHale

Diversity is a guiding principle of WilmerHale and a key driver of the value the firm provides to clients. The range of perspectives, backgrounds and talents of our lawyers helps us develop creative and effective solutions for our clients’ most complex and challenging legal issues. Similarly the diversity of our staff helps us develop innovative approaches across a range of functional areas to provide exceptional client service.  Collaboration and collegiality are additional guiding principles that reflect our commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace. We demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion by recruiting talented and accomplished lawyers, law students and staff and providing resources and opportunities to help them reach their career aspirations. We also provide our attorneys and staff with opportunities to impact the communities in which we live and practice through pro bono and community service.

EEO Policy: WilmerHale is an equal opportunity employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, marital status, veteran or military status, gender, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or predisposing characteristics, medical condition or disability or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, WilmerHale will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

AAP: In addition, WilmerHale has implemented an Affirmative Action Program designed to support its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. We have established a firmwide Diversity Committee that includes representatives from firm leadership and lawyers from each of our major US offices. Our goals are to ensure that all lawyers and staff have the opportunity to develop their talents fully; to create a firm whose composition more closely reflects that of our clients and the world in which we practice; and to promote greater diversity in the legal profession.

A Diverse Workplace: We communicate the importance of diversity to all of our staff by sharing and publicizing diversity achievements, dedicating pages regarding diversity on our public website, and including important diversity information on our intranet such as our Diversity Committee’s mission statement, contact and membership list, and our calendar of diversity events. We also publish a quarterly e-newsletter, “People, Perspectives and Press,” which provides the Committee with a vehicle in which to share news, events, achievements, and to welcome new members of our community.

     


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