Employees on Diversity
When it comes to diversity, we don't just talk the talk. To us, diversity is a no-brainer. You don't only see it in our policy manual. You see it in our people.
“I decided early in the process of selecting a firm that what differentiated firms the most for me was the sense of comfort they projected. I was looking for a firm where I could be myself, where I could grow both personally and professionally, where I would receive encouragement and support in my efforts and where I would feel comfortable.
From my first on-campus interview for that summer associate's position, that firm was Arent Fox. That initial perception brought me to the firm, and its validation has kept me here for 22 years.”
“Diversity is a core value at Arent Fox. We have significantly more women partners than the average AmLaw 200 firm, and half of our associates are women. We have more racial and ethnic minorities than most law firms, but understand that we should have more, and have instituted outreach for laterals and a diversity scholarship for law students in an effort to increase the number of minorities at all levels of the firm. We have many gay and lesbian lawyers, and they are at all levels of the partnership. We are also diverse in other ways: religiously, politically and in our backgrounds. We believe that this diversity makes us a stronger firm; we celebrate it; and we work hard to maintain and increase it.”