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Our commitment to diversity is in some ways best exemplified by our ongoing recognition and embracement of the fact that we have much more work to do, both internally and in the communities we serve.

Diversity Commitments

  • Established a formal diversity mission statement to underscore the firm's diversity goals and commitment as an institutional policy
  • Created our Diversity and Inclusion Network to keep the firm accountable for the diversity mission statement
  • Signed the original 1989 and the current updates to the Goals and Timetables for Minority Hiring and Advancement established by the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF)
  • Signed the BASF No Glass Ceiling Initiative
  • Signed the American Bar Association's Pledge for Change
  • Established the Gerald D. Marcus Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in March 2002 to help provide opportunities for underrepresented minorities
  • Sponsor receptions to help law schools recruit students of color
  • Provide workshops on study, exam-taking and interviewing skills for law-students-of-color organizations
  • Sponsor numerous minority bar associations and diversity-focused organizations

For More Information

Jennifer Martinez
Jennifer Martinez
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Walnut Creek, CA