At Wood Smith Henning & Berman, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is a foundational value, critical to the success of our firm and central to the integrity and vitality of the legal field. As such, we endeavor to promote talented lawyers without the influence of bias.
To that end, WSHB has empowered a National Diversity Task Force comprised of WSHB thought leaders who meet biweekly to discuss and develop strategies for recruiting, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys, and establishing a supportive law firm environment where all attorneys can thrive. WSHB’s National Diversity Committee has implemented mentoring and training programs to support the development of diverse talent. WSHB also actively partners with law schools, firm clients and industry organizations across the country to further mutual diversity objectives.
Members of the firm know WSHB is truly different than other firms, and it starts with the fact that DEI has always been at the core of the firm since inception. Over time, others have taken notice of WSHB's commitment to DEI as noted during inbound interviews from prospective hires to praise from clients which applaud our commitment. We firmly believe it is crucial that we incorporate diverse competencies, experiences and viewpoints into our workforce. WSHB’s Diversity Task Force develops and presents a wide array of webinars, presentations and celebrations of diversity as well as overseeing a comprehensive mentoring program. Our attorneys and staff are enthusiastically committed to promoting DEI values in the workplace as well as in the surrounding communities.
We are exceedingly proud of the many accolades, rankings and awards underscoring WSHB's DEI commitment. At the same time, we know we are only scratching the surface at transformation of the legal industry and want to and will continue to reach higher.
Tamara C. Nowlin