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Diversity DRIVES GT

From the start, we’ve believed that diverse viewpoints produce smarter ideas for our clients. That’s why we’ve made diversity, equity, and inclusion integral to our legal services and civic investments. It’s also the right thing to do. Because a more just world happens only by design.

At GT, we appreciate all backgrounds and characteristics, including race, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, varying perspectives, socio-economic statuses, and others.

Our powerful combination of intersecting, strategic elements help GT drive inclusion because it makes diversity and inclusion both a firm priority and an individual priority.

  • COMMITTED FIRM LEADERSHIP Experienced decision-makers authentically committed to creating and driving change.
  • INDIVIDUAL COMMITMENT Those responsible for hiring, development, retention, and promotion have a personal obligation to diversity.
  • DEDICATED TRAINING Diversity training and awareness are a priority for every member of our team throughout our entire operations and legal business units.
  • ACTIONABLE SHORT-TERM GOALS DRIVING LONG-TERM CHANGE Setting short-term goals becomes more realistically achievable with our holistic approach involving commitments from leadership, individuals, and bringing awareness to every level of the firm.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion move forward with future leaders and clients. Changing workforce demographics bode well for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Future leaders have global viewpoints and diverse personal experiences which allow for global solutions. At GT, we embrace this and are prepared to continue to move the needle forward in the name of equity.

In July 2021, GT achieved Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus. As part of The Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule Certification program in the United States, the firm has once again proven our unwavering dedication to being and doing better.

Mansfield Rule Certification indicates that a law firm considers, at minimum, 30% women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and those with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and formal client pitch opportunities. GT accomplished Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification in July 2020; however, complacency has never been our speed.

GT has gone beyond the requirements of the original Mansfield program of considering 30% diverse talent. During the certification period of July 2020-July 2021, the firm demonstrated that it hired, promoted, and engaged that level of diverse legal talent in our efforts and client teams. We are extremely proud of this achievement and believe it to be one of the most important recognitions we have received in our continuous journey to move the needle forward. 

Diversity is in our DNA

As a leader among Am Law 100 firms, we have developed a workforce that welcomes, supports, and reflects the communities we represent. Diversity is welcomed here as an asset.

Focus and offerings include:

  • Diversity Leadership
  • Affinity Groups
  • Gender Diversity Programming
  • Preserving the Pipeline
  • Client Collaboration

Our commitment has garnered significant results and attention including the following:

Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021

The firm received a score of 100% on the HRC's CEI, designating Greenberg Traurig as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality."

The National Diversity Council, 2020

The National Diversity Council named Greenberg Traurig Chief Diversity Officer and Shareholder Nikki Lewis Simon, among its list of the "Top Chief Diversity Officers."

Human Rights Campaign Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program Survey, 2020

The Mexico City office received a score of 100% on the HRC Equidad MX: Global Workplace Equality Program Survey, recognizing Greenberg Traurig as a "Best Place to Work" for the LGBTQ+ community.

Results*

  • 52% of our U.S. employees are women
  • 45% of our attorneys are women or minorities
  • 42% of our Executive Committee is comprised of diverse persons (women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+) (U.S.-based members)
  • 34% of our U.S. attorneys are women
  • 64% of our U.S. employees (attorneys and business staff) are women or minorities
  • 26% of our Executive Committee members are women (U.S.-based members)

Diversity, Women's & LBGT Scorecards, The American Lawyer/National Law Journal, 2021

  • No. 1, Number of African American Partners Overall
  • No. 1, Number of LGBT Partners Overall (Tie)
  • No. 2, Number of African American Attorneys Overall
  • No. 2, Number of Hispanic American/Latino Attorneys Overall
  • No. 2, Number of Hispanic American/Latino Partners Overall
  • No. 4, Number of Minority Attorneys Overall
  • No. 4, Number of Asian American Partners Overall
  • No. 6, Number of Female Partners Overall, Women’s Scorecard, The American Lawyer/National Law Journal, 2020

Click here to view our additional industry recognition and awards.

Click here to see our 2019 London Diversity Survey.

*As defined by the American Bar Association; as of December 31, 2020.