I, Les Bookoff, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment 

  • Be a committed ally and accomplice to DEI causes.
  • Lead by example. Not just green lighting DEI initiatives, but championing and participating in them myself.
  • Serve on our firm’s DEI committee (consisting of staff and associates) and use my position to support others.
  • Listen to learn, not to respond.
  • Adopt a mindset that there is always room for improvement and even my most steadfastly held views may be (and likely are) outdated.
  • Instill the value and importance of DEI in our leadership as key to our identity, culture, and brand.

Organizational Commitment 

  • Regularly convene our team to learn about and discuss DEI issues.
  • Strive to level the playing field on various fronts to deliver an engaging, rewarding, and enjoyable work experience to all our team members.
  • Elevate the voice of team members from underrepresented groups in hiring, promotion, review, and work-related decisions.
  • Empower our in-house DEI committee to implement the organizational changes they believe would make our workplace more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.
  • Ramp up our women’s initiatives.
  • Continue to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our team. 
  • Periodically solicit anonymous feedback from our team. Meet with leadership to consider changes.
  • Support all our team members, especially those from underrepresented groups with resources so they may pursue professional growth opportunities inside and outside of the firm.
  • Endeavor to remain one of the most diverse law firms in the country.

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