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Four Pillars

Every action we are taking to realize our DEI core values connects to one or more of our four defined DEI pillars – our colleagues, our culture, our clients, and/or our communities.

Diversity - Colleagues


Efforts that are focused on identifying, supporting, and including Jackson Lewis employees across role, tenure, identity and location.

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Efforts that seek to define or expand Jackson Lewis’ culture of respect, fairness, access, learning, innovation, transparency, inclusion, and excellence.

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Efforts that address the needs of our clients and potential clients—organizations of varied size, sophistication, and industry—with a keen focus on providing best in-class client service.

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Efforts that respond to the myriad of external communities that Jackson Lewis serves, whether relating to the legal industry, business focused, affinity/identity-serving or location centered. 

Diversity and Inclusion is a never-ending journey; an area where our practices will continue to grow and evolve without ever reaching a resting place, because we all benefit. To ensure progress, we challenge every person at Jackson Lewis to be intentional about DEI. When everyone is engaged in moving the needle forward, we are succeeding.

Kevin G. Lauri

Firm Chair

Leadership Team

To realize the impact and myriad of benefits that a diverse and inclusive work environment brings, the firm has leadership at the firm’s highest levels to ensure that our commitment to a culture of respect, belonging and inclusivity remains central to firm function, our people, and our work.

Firm Chair, New York City
Firm Managing Principal, Orange County
(Keem-yah • She/Her)
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Principal, Philadelphia
Principal, Hartford

Attorney Resource Groups

We are proud to offer nine Attorney Resource Groups (ARGs) and one all-employee support group. These groups provide opportunities to share lived experiences, create mentoring relationships, enhance business and client development networks, and develop programming across all firm offices. 

  1. African American Attorney Resource Group
  2. Asian American Attorney Resource Group
  3. Disability/Neurodiversity Attorney Resource Group
  4. Hispanic Attorney Resource Group
  5. Jewish Support Group
  6. Middle Eastern & North African Attorney Resource Group
  7. Out Professionals and Allies in Law (OPAL)
  8. Practicing and Parenting
  9. Veterans Attorney Resource Group
  10. Women’s Interest Network

Attorneys at Jackson Lewis, regardless of identity or background, can join and participate in any ARG, and we are always exploring opportunities to create additional ARGs.

Honors & Accolades

Glass Ceiling Report (2022; women attorneys in equity partnerships)
Minority Corporate Counsel Association
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scorecard (2022; based on similarly sized firms)
The National Law Journal
The NLJ 500 Women in Law Scorecard (2023)
Diversity Snapshot report (percentage of minority attorneys)
American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity
President’s Award Honoree (2022; leadership in and commitment to DEI)

Memberships and Sponsorships

National memberships, sponsorships, and partnerships include:

  • Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Charting Your Own Course
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color
  • Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  • Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association 
  • National Association of Law Placement
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Council
  • National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
  • Seramount (formerly Diversity Best Practices)
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program

Jackson Lewis is proud to collaborate with leading industry partners seeking to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Diversity, equity and inclusion benefits all of us.  Our comprehensive strategy focuses on how we can engage across the firm, across role, across identity, and across experience . . . because all of us are needed.

Kimya S.P. Johnson

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Strategic Action Plan

Our DEI Strategic Action Plan articulates and identifies steps to continually cultivate and maintain a welcoming and inclusive firmwide community where individual differences are embraced, supported, respected and valued.