Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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A Culture of Inclusion
Inclusion is not a department or an initiative, it is an integral part of our culture. We recognize that different perspectives enrich our institution and help us solve problems more effectively.
Paul, Weiss is privileged to handle the most important legal issues of our times. Our success is directly attributable to the unique skills, talents and viewpoints contributed by lawyers from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs.
Brad Karp, firm chairman
At the Forefront of Cultural Progress
Paul, Weiss has a century-old tradition of breaking down walls and shattering barriers. Individuality and diversity of ideas, backgrounds and perspectives are valued here. Our firm’s commitment to cultural progress can be seen throughout our history. Our work has contributed to groundbreaking societal change, from assisting Thurgood Marshall in Brown v. Board of Education, to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory for Edith Windsor and marriage equality.
A firm’s culture greatly influences the experience of every attorney. We are proud of the collaboration, cooperation and innovation that takes place at Paul, Weiss every day. We intend to provide all of our attorneys with the necessary tools to build stellar, rewarding careers in an inclusive environment. Our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives also support that goal through the efforts of our Diversity and Women's Initiatives Committees, and a diversity, equity and inclusion strategy implemented by our Chief Inclusion Officer.
Why Paul, Weiss is a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion:
- Comprehensive initiatives to fight for racial and social justice.
- Innovative diversity, equity and inclusion programs and training curricula to develop and advance the careers of women and diverse attorneys.
- A commitment to expanding the talent pool and deepening the pipeline of diverse candidates for the firm and the profession more broadly.
- Innovative and inclusive policies, including flexible parental leave, flex-time and reduced hours work options.
- Inclusive affinity-related networks.
- An innovative, firmwide approach to mentoring.
- Diversifying the profession through scholarships and fellowships as well as through strategic partnerships.