I, Sandra Leung, personally commit to the following:

Personal Commitment

  • I will continue to use my voice as a leader in my organization and in the profession to advocate for and represent D&I in the legal profession and in my community. 
  • I will continue to participate in and support the development programs of the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD).
  • I will continue to partner with other general counsel and leaders in the legal profession to create and support programs that aim to increase racially/ethnically diverse undergraduates entering law schools.
  • I will continue to partner with law firms to sponsor diverse attorneys and create relationship-building opportunities for racially/ethnically diverse lawyers and prospective lawyers.
  • I will continue to serve as an Executive Sponsor of Bristol Myers Squibb's Black Organization for Leadership Development (BOLD).

Organizational Commitment

Law Department Commitment

  • We recognize the need to achieve greater diversity in the legal profession and are committed to doing our part by expanding the diversity of our own law department workforce and taking a considered approach to engaging with our external partner law firms on diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Our law department senior leadership will continue pipeline and succession planning with a focus on diverse talent.
  • The annual performance of law department members includes consideration of D&I objectives.
  • We will increase secondment opportunities to include more diverse outside counsel.
  • We will continue our commitment to a best-in-class law student summer internship program, the objective of which is to positively impact the career trajectories of diverse law students.
  • With the establishment of a unique two-year, rotational program for early career professionals, we will contribute to creating a diverse, robust pipeline. 
  • We have set representation guidance for our law firm partners, with an expectation that a significant portion of attorney time will be provided by diverse attorneys, including racially/ethnically diverse attorneys.
  • We collaborate with partner law firms to ensure that these relationships further D&I objectives within the legal profession, with a focus on: 
    • Providing meaningful leadership roles for diverse attorneys on company litigation matters 
    • Creating formal leadership development programs, talent pipelines, and internship programs for diverse attorneys in these partner firms 
    • Reporting D&I metrics and providing transparency on compensation allocation for company matters

 Corporate Commitment 

  • At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are committed to addressing health disparities and increasing the diversity of our workforce: 
    • We will achieve gender parity globally and double Black/African American and Latino/Hispanic executive representation in the United States by the end of 2022. 
    • We will spend $1 billion globally by 2025 with Black/African American and other diverse-owned businesses. 
    • We will develop and build capacity of Black/African American and other diverse-owned businesses through mentoring and by providing scholarships to supplier development programs. 

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