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Diversity and Inclusion are Core Values

“At Andrews Kurth, Diversity and Inclusion are core values. We believe that valuing Diversity and Inclusion enhances our ability to compete for clients and talent.”

With this declaration, we make it clear that Andrews Kurth has moved beyond having diversity as a “priority” to a more diversity-mature state, to use a reference of one of the nation’s preeminent diversity thought leaders, the late Dr. R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.

Having diversity and inclusion as core values means that we share a commitment to diversity and inclusion with our clients and are mindful of incorporating these considerations into our approach to delivering quality legal services. 

Definitions

We define the dimensions of “diversity” broadly to respect such personal characteristics as race/ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion and disability as well as our individual qualities, talents, perspectives, backgrounds and experiences.

By “inclusion” we recognize the importance and value of bringing together individuals and their different perspectives into our various workplace processes. 

Vision

The firm’s Vision incorporates our commitment to diversity and inclusion:

“Andrews Kurth will be a nationally prominent law firm with market leading practices and international reach. We will:

Scope

Our Diversity and Inclusion work has three principal components: (1) marketing, branding, and business development -- which encompass internal and external communications as well as community relations; (2) human capital -- which encompasses talent pipeline development, recruitment, retention, professional development, and promotion of talent; and (3) procurement -- which encompasses vendor diversity opportunities.

For a copy of our latest brochure about our Diversity and Inclusion commitment, please click here.

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