I, Brian Roman, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitments

  •  Use my leadership position to reinforce Viatris’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Connect and collaborate with peers and other resource groups, including LCLD, to share best practices and support initiatives that advance diversity in the legal profession.
  • Ensure that DE&I is a core value of the Law Department, and is reflected in how we recruit, develop, retain, and advance talent.
  • Ensure that our legal service providers understand, value, and advance our DE&I expectations.
  • Ensure our diversity goals become individual employee objectives tied to their annual performance to drive accountability and foster a culture of diversity.

Organizational Commitments

  • Create an Outside Counsel Diversity Program aimed at requiring providers to show annual diverse staffing progress through timekeeper and aggregate data of counsel working on Viatris matters.
  • Critically evaluate law firm metrics and timekeeper data to better inform the DE&I status of potential and Preferred Providers.
  • Require annual review of the expectations set for Providers and continue to have conversations to further guidelines and hold firms accountable to our requirements.
  • Advocate for diverse candidate pools for all open positions and support Viatris commitments to increase minority representation in leadership positions.
  • I will have succession and development plans in place for talent to support retention and advancement of diverse employees.


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