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Diversity and Inclusion

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Mayer Brown is committed to diversity and inclusion because it is the right thing to do and because it makes sound business sense. Diversity and inclusion broadens our knowledge and heightens our sensitivity to cultural issues, which empowers us to respond to the challenges of serving a clientele that spans the globe. Diversity and inclusion initiatives are hallmarks of Mayer Brown heritage and will be key drivers of our future success.

Mission Statement
At Mayer Brown, we view the attainment of a diverse and inclusive workplace at all levels of our organization as critical to, and a natural result of, building a cohesive, successful law firm. We recruit, develop and promote the highest caliber lawyers and staff and are committed to providing them with opportunities to realize their potential regardless of race, religion, beliefs, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, disability or sexual orientation.


Inclusion begins with opportunity. We continue to seek innovative and effective ways to increase the number of diverse students interested in legal careers and to recruit diverse students and lateral candidates. By engaging schools, colleges and universities directly, Mayer Brown builds programs for students at all levels of higher education to increase the pool of candidates from diverse backgrounds. We ensure that our lawyers are provided with challenging work and the guidance necessary for success. They are also encouraged to make meaningful contributions to the profession. By investing in the skills and abilities of all our employees, we create a vast array of role models for the generations that follow.

Mayer Brown handles many of the most important cases and transactions for the largest companies in the world, and we consider our diversity efforts critical to the level of service we provide to our clients. Clients recognize diversity and inclusion as indispensible drivers of success in our multicultural world. To remain a world-class law practice, we must continue our push forward in these vital areas.

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