Diversity & Inclusion



Listen. Learn. Engage.

Throughout some of the most devastating economic downturns in history, Jackson Walker has proven resilient, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.

However, the pandemic was not the only setback we all faced last year. As many in the U.S. and around the world stood against systemic racism and social injustice, we looked both within and beyond our Firm to form transformational relationships through dialogue. Our partnership with Pastor Richie Butler and Project Unity on Together We Dine events, and our new Diversity & Inclusion Hours, helped attorneys and staff to listen, learn, and engage with those from different backgrounds and to celebrate the great work of our diverse attorneys.

We also established four key areas we are calling Pillars of Success to affirm our commitments to support the growth and advancement of our diverse attorneys.

In our 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Report, we highlight these Pillars of Success as they relate to our focus on creating a culture of inclusion, on seeking future partners who reflect the diversity of our clients and communities, on developing and advancing our next generation of leaders, and on bringing positive change to our communities.

Though 2020 was a tough year, we are grateful to consider how each of us connect with one another. While we have much more work to do, we will continue to listen, learn, and engage in order to create a more supportive Firm, a more just society, and a better world.

Wade Cooper

Wade Cooper
Managing Partner

Suzan Kedron
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair

2020 Diversity & Inclusion Report

D&I Newsletters

Explore the accomplishments of our diverse attorneys and their involvement within our communities.

Four Pillars of Success

Four Pillars of Success-Cultural Awareness & HR

Cultural Awareness & Human Resources

Four Pillars of Success-Recruiting

Recruiting

Four Pillars of Success Icons-Professional Development and Advancement

Professional Development / Advancement & Retention

Four Pillars of Success-Marketing & BusDev

Marketing & Business Development

Diversity & Inclusion at JW

A Conversation with Suzan Kedron

Diversity Breakdown

82%

9 out of 11 newly elected partners are women and people of color

32%

of the attorneys who serve on our Management, Compensation, and Hiring committees are women and people of color

Vault National Rankings: The Best Law Firms for Diversity

Racial & Ethnic Diversity

# 50

Diversity for Women

# 50

Diversity for Individuals with Disabilities

# 50

Overall Ranking

# 50

JW Standing in Solidarity

Racism, bigotry, and hate have no place in our society. Jackson Walker stands united with our colleagues, clients, and community partners in the fight to end systemic racism and social injustice. We believe that inequitable treatment of our fellow human beings is unacceptable. As one of the oldest law firms in Texas, our response demands that we listen, learn, and work for equality. Jackson Walker condemns and denounces all acts of racism and prejudice. We stand in solidarity and can only progress in unity.