An open, inclusive workplace
A diverse environment is a rich environment, and an open, inclusive atmosphere benefits everyone who works within it. We recognize that having an open work culture not only makes the firm more interesting and stimulating, it also enables us to respond with greater agility to the challenges faced by our clients in a diverse, multicultural world.
We are sharply aware that inclusion is important, and for that reason we aspire to become a national leader in workplace diversity. To achieve our goals, we must continually make real our mission: to attract, retain, and promote individuals of exceptional ability and talent from all genders and a broad range of racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, and personal backgrounds.
Diversity is part of our history, our success, and our future
We value the milestones that mark Nixon Peabody’s tradition of inclusion. They include recognizing the strength and capacity of our first women partners, Sue Stewart and Ruth Rosenberg, and of William McKnight, our first African-American partner.
We are also pleased with our long record of respecting differences in sexual orientation. The firm was one of the first in New York to extend health care coverage to domestic partners.
We take satisfaction from many other achievements through the years as well, but we recognize, too, that there is much more to do, and that to get it done we need not only a strong diversity policy, but a clear path of action that will continually give it life and meaning.
Creating a truly diverse organization requires leadership, initiative, and action
Nixon Peabody's Diversity Initiative is our blueprint for national leadership. Advancing its goals is the work of our Diversity Action Committee, headed by the firm's chairman and CEO. The energetic lawyers who serve on the committee are charged with assuring that diversity is achieved throughout the entire range of our activities, including recruitment, training, development and mentoring, internal policies and operations, community service, and pro bono work.
We salute the many attorneys and staff members whose extraordinary efforts and involvement have earned the firm the respect of countless legal and community organizations that recognize our genuine, ongoing interest in fostering diversity in both the legal profession and the community at large.
Diversity invigorates our work and fosters innovative thinking
Nixon Peabody knows that when we welcome and respect differing perspectives, we jostle traditional assumptions and stereotypes, broaden our understanding, and develop new patterns of discussion and thinking that ultimately benefit both our clients and communities.
Diversity Profile: Kendal Tyre
Diversity Profile: Joseph Ortego