Washington, D.C., April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Advancing the firm’s ongoing mission to pursue and ensure equality within the legal profession, lawyers at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP contributed 9,000 hours to diversity and inclusion activities and the firm achieved 100% participation in D&I projects from its full-time U.S. lawyers during the firm’s recently ended fiscal year.
In April 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s leadership challenged all of its full-time lawyers throughout the United States to participate in activities that advance diversity and inclusion within the firm, the legal profession and the community. Modeled after the firm’s pro bono initiative, which has achieved 100% participation for more than 10 consecutive years, the diversity and inclusion challenge was overwhelmingly successful during the 2021 fiscal year, which ended March 31.
“The only way to achieve widespread commitment and collaboration is to make diversity and inclusion a prominent and indelible part of your culture,” managing partner Wally Martinez said. “The firm’s goal is to be intentional about our diversity and inclusion initiatives and to keep diversity and inclusion top of mind in all that we do.”
Expanding on Hunton Andrews Kurth’s commitment to diversity and inclusion awareness, the firm’s D&I committee combined its 100% participation challenge with its D&I billable-hour credit for all U.S. lawyers. This credit provides up to 25 billable hours for…