|Diversity Chair Prefix|
|Diversity Chair First Name||Nikelle|
|Diversity Chair Last Name||Meade|
Diversity Contact Information
|Diversity Contact Prefix|
|Diversity Contact First Name||Amanda|
|Diversity Contact Last Name||Garcia-Williams|
|Link to your organization's diversity website||https://www.huschblackwell.com/diversity-equity-inclusion|
|Which of the following methods do you use to increase the presence and retention of under-represented groups? (Check all that apply)||
Diversity job fairs
Outreach to law student groups
Formal mentoring efforts
Recruit at schools with large minority populations
Firm diversity committee
Recruit at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Husch Blackwell LLP is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining, and promoting talented lawyers and staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences. At Husch Blackwell, diversity encompasses a variety of characteristics, lifestyles and perspectives, including race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, and family and marital status. We firmly believe that our inclusive environment is essential to both the quality of our client service and the personal satisfaction of our lawyers and staff. The result of our commitment is a team of lawyers and staff who are diverse as individuals but unified by our enthusiasm for serving clients through the practice of law in our communities.
Husch Blackwell is proud that it has achieved the Mansfield Certification Plus designation for the fourth consecutive year. To receive Mansfield Certification, law firms must consider at least 30% historically underrepresented lawyers—including women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities—when promoting or appointing to leadership roles, among a dozen other actions that focus on the path to leadership. Firms must also consider 30 percent underrepresented talent for C-suite roles. Husch Blackwell was awarded a “Plus” distinction for the fourth year in a row indicating that, in addition to meeting or exceeding the baseline certification requirements, the firms have successfully reached at least 30 percent underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of their current leadership roles.
Consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, Husch Blackwell expressly prohibits all forms of employment discrimination or harassment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, handicap, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The full policy can be found in our Attorney Policy Manual.
Diversity fellowships or scholarships
|Does your organization or office sponsor/offer a Diversity Fellowship or Scholarship?||Yes|
|If yes, is the program open to||1L|Other|
|Please provide a brief description of the program||
The firm sponsors fellowships and summer opportunities through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and local pipeline programs with the goal of increasing diversity at the firm generally and in leadership positions.
Affinity group information
|Does your organization or office have affinity groups?||Yes|
|If yes, please describe your affinity groups below||
Enrichment series for women attorneys and professionals
Cross-office employee resource groups (f/k/a affinity groups):