For us, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than the right values to stand for -- they’re business imperatives. Every day, our clients steward and protect the assets of tens of millions of working families, public servants, retirees, and private investors. They do this for communities across four continents and in every region of the United States. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are simply essential to our work to serve this extraordinary range of clients and ultimately to serve the people who count on them.
We know that excellence and diversity go hand in hand, and we want our lawyers and staff to reflect the diversity of our clients and the global context for our practice. Robbins Geller is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting a diverse, exceptionally talented group of attorneys and staff. We are proud that over 40% of our Management Committee members are women and/or represent communities of color that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession, the plaintiffs’ bar, and in law firm management. We are proud that so many women and people of color have progressed through the Firm to now serve as senior managing partners, on our Management Committee, and in C-level executive management positions. Many of these key leaders and partners have been with the Firm since its founding.
The Firm’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is also reflected in our support of the communities where we work. Robbins Geller supports California ChangeLawyers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to building a better justice system for all Californians. As part of that support, the Firm funds the foundation’s 3L Diversity Scholar Award Program, which provides scholarships to a diverse group of law students that represent communities that have been historically excluded from the legal profession.
The Firm also supports additional organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession, including the San Diego County Bar Association & the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Diversity Fellowship Program, the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco, the South Asian Bar Association of San Diego, Lawyers Club of San Diego, American Jewish Community, Legal Aid at Work, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, California ChangeLawyers, Equal Rights Advocates, American Association for Justice, Instituto Laboral de la Raza, and Pan-Asian Lawyers of San Diego. The Firm is also a founding signatory to the George Washington University Law Center’s Inclusivity and Excellence Guidelines to encourage diversity and inclusivity in appointments of lead counsel in federal class actions.