I, Li Chen, personally commit to the following:
- I will use my voice as a leader in my organization and in the profession to advocate for DE&I in the legal profession and in my community.
- I will advocate for changes to improve the equity of processes such as work assignments, hiring, and compensation.
- I will personally sponsor at least one diverse junior attorney. As a part of this relationship, I will ensure that each protégé receives a concrete opportunity for client visibility each year.
- I will improve the diversity of teams for the Firm’s key clients to more than 50% within five years.
- Within one year, my firm will adjust its hiring criteria to evaluate candidates holistically, rather than using grades as the primary proxy.
- Within two years, I will work with my Firm to meet or exceed the diversity metrics set by each of our clients.
- I will develop client succession plans that ensure a diverse partner is one of a team of two or three lawyers identified to succeed a senior partner.