Our Philosophy

At Mayer Brown, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that offers every member of our team the opportunity and support to succeed. First, it’s the right thing to do. Second, it enables us to serve our clients more effectively. It’s integral to our strategy to deliver the exceptional.

We share with our clients the belief that teams with diverse viewpoints and perspectives produce more innovative and robust solutions. We recruit the highest-caliber people, who bring their unique and varied talents, experiences and insights, enriching our workplace and our ability to exceed expectations.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to create and maintain a diverse, supportive and inclusive work environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.
The more diverse and inclusive we make our firm, our profession and our communities, the more we enrich our ability to serve our clients and empower every individual to succeed.
Jon Van Gorp, Chair
Mayer Brown has been recognized by organizations worldwide for our diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Our Reports

BrochureOur global Diversity & Inclusion reports chronicle our ongoing efforts to create and maintain a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment.

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Our diversity and inclusion efforts have produced measurable results.  Take a look at our progress by the numbers in the United Kingdom.

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We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for men and women. Independent benchmarking and our rigorous processes around compensation structures ensure our employees are paid equally for equivalent roles. We take our responsibility to promote diversity and equal opportunities for all very seriously and closely monitor our progress toward achieving these goals.

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Our Initiatives

Mayer Brown aims to create a work environment in which professional development and success are determined only by an individual’s ability and commitment; where we respect, celebrate and embrace our differences; and in which shared values of excellence and teamwork unite us—enabling us to better serve our clients.

We want to provide a platform for the success and growth of our diverse lawyers and business services professionals. That advancement could manifest in a senior global leadership position or leadership in local practices and departments or on client or industry teams or in accomplishments as superb practitioners and professionals.

For example, to this end, we have worked to achieve the US Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification, which attests that Mayer Brown has shown commitment to and has made meaningful progress on diversifying law firm leadership. The certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. We are pursuing the 5.0 Certification and have applied for the inaugural UK certification.

We have also instituted a number of initiatives to enable us to become an even more diverse and inclusive firm.