I, Bill Coughlin, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment

  • Educate and engage everyone in our Firm on diversity & inclusion issues
  • Embed diversity & inclusion into all decisions and policy initiatives I undertake as Firm CEO Emeritus
  • Use my platform as a leading voice in one of the nation’s oldest IP boutique law firms to advocate for diversity and inclusion in the intellectual property field

Organizational Commitment

  • Embed diversity & inclusion into all career development processes and procedures for the Firm
  • Increase the representation of individuals from diverse backgrounds throughout our Firm
  • Incorporate the learnings and best practices of LCLD and the Mansfield Rule Midsize Law Firm initiative into all aspects of our Firm operations
  • Implement more structured summer associate and associate development programs to hire and retain diverse talent
  • Focus not only on diversity & inclusion among the Firm’s attorneys and staff, but also implement vendor diversity initiatives

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