I, Roger Wylie, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment

  • Support my own learning and growth by engaging with experts on DEI as well as attending Managing Partner and chair DEI conferences to increase addressing DEI issues in the workplace
  • Champion diversity and inclusion in our firm by leading by example
  • Use my platform as the Firm’s Managing Partner to advocate for systemic change in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Champion in my position at the firm to improve fairness in our processes for talent acquisition, professional development, promotion, compensation, and appointment to firm leadership and committees
  • Schedule time with one or more women or diverse attorneys/staff during each visit to one of our firm offices to provide these attorneys with access to senior management

Organizational Commitment

  • Implement mandatory and extensive training on confirmation bias, feedback bias, and anti-racism for all persons (including associates) who supervise the work of others
  • Consider recruitment and retention targets for attorneys of color from historically underrepresented racial backgrounds
  • Work with Firm departments and teams to enhance fair allocation of work across the team, especially in the first two years of practice 
  • Proactively make and assist with meaningful client connections with real client growth opportunities with partners from historically underrepresented racial backgrounds
  • Collaborate with clients on thought leadership and programming to advance diversity and inclusion in the profession
  • Continue our firm commitment to social justice through community engagement, education and financial support

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