We believe that diversity makes us better. By actively recruiting, retaining, and advancing a diverse workforce, we are better equipped to serve our sophisticated, global clients and to contribute to making our communities better places.
We foster diversity by promoting a culture in which all individuals can excel. Our Diversity Committee, made up of both lawyers and staff, directs our goals and provides recommendations to improve our diverse workplace.
“There is a high expectation of mutual respect and inclusion for every single person at Jackson Walker, and we take that commitment very seriously. Today, nearly half of our associates are women and more than a quarter are minorities. However, even those statistics don’t fully capture the rich variety of backgrounds and experiences that our colleagues represent. Our culture, and a tradition of mutual respect and inclusion, are what set Jackson Walker apart.”—Wade Cooper, Managing Partner
Nearly 50 percent of the firm’s associates are women, and more than 25 percent are members of ethnic minorities.
For the past 6 years, at least 50 percent of the firm’s new partners have been women. Between 2012-2014, Jackson Walker promoted more women to partnership than any other Texas firm.
Over the past five years, our new associate classes were split evenly between men and women and were nearly 30 percent diverse. Of those new associate classes, more than 70 percent are still with the firm today.