Diversity & Inclusion
At Paul, Weiss, diversity and inclusion is central to every aspect of the firm’s culture and every point in the talent life cycle — from pipeline development and recruitment to promotion and advancement. Our diversity initiatives and programs aim to strengthen the inclusiveness of our firm’s culture and contribute to the diversity of the legal profession overall.
Diversity & Inclusion Training
We provide a mandatory Diversity & Inclusion curriculum for lawyers at all levels on topics including cultural competence, unconscious bias, respect in the workplace and managing effectively across differences.
Mentoring & Development
We focus on developing our women and diverse associates early in their careers. A notable component of this approach is the Diversity Mentoring Program. Voluntary and open to all racially or ethnically diverse and LGBTQ first- through third-year associates, the program pairs each diverse mentee with a partner mentor, regardless of race or sexual orientation, in his or her department. The Diversity Mentoring Program helps to form important working relationships at the beginning of young lawyers’ development and has advanced the careers of our diverse attorneys.
The Women's Mentoring Program for midlevel women associates features one-to-one matching with a partner mentor and a formal curriculum meant to enhance the mentees’ career development skills. The program also features social outings and events to strengthen the cohesiveness of women associates at this stage in their careers.
Child Care and Adult/Elder Care Assistance
The firm offers generous parental leave for both primary and secondary caregivers. There are various options for childcare including, infant transition, back-up and emergency child care. The firm offers fertility support, cryopreservation and surrogacy assistance. In addition, the firm also offers a dependent care flexible spending account, which enables lawyers to pay for certain dependent care expenses in a tax-efficient manner.
The firm is committed to investing in the creation of a pipeline of diverse talent at the high school, college and graduate levels so that students from underrepresented populations will consider and be prepared to pursue careers in the legal profession. We sponsor and/or partner with several organizations to increase the pipeline of diverse talent and generally promote diversity in the legal profession.