2017 HOPE AWARD FOR DIVERSITY RECIPIENT
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Littler and deeply rooted in the firm’s history. From inception, the firm has fostered a culture of empowerment where persons of all backgrounds belong, grow and succeed. Littler has institutionalized its commitment to diversity and inclusion – from its process of recruiting diverse attorneys to elevating those attorneys to shareholder or other leadership positions.
Littler believes that people who bring their whole selves to work will thrive in their careers. That is why it has built an experienced and diverse team of lawyers and professional staff who represent and celebrate diversity. The firm is comprised of individuals who bring varied experiences to the workplace and offer unique points of view that enhance our understanding of one another.
Littler recruits and develops talent through several meaningful programs and initiatives that provide diverse individuals with opportunities to be challenged, engaged and respected. These programs include the Career Advocacy and Investment for Success Programs – internal initiatives designed to identify and support diverse attorneys for promotion within the firm’s management and leadership tracks. As a result of these programs, the number of Asian American attorneys, including shareholders, has more than tripled at the firm.
Littler also invests in internal affinity groups, including ‘Ohana, Bollo, Pride, and Reunión, as well as theWomen’s Leadership Initiative which provide support, development and networking opportunities within the firm.
Outside of the firm, Littler actively participates in a number of national, state and local professional associations that promote diversity and inclusion, such as APABA Silicon Valley.
Littler strives to lead and set the standard for diversity and inclusion in the practice of law and the many communities in which our attorneys live and work. We thank APABA Silicon Valley for recognizing our efforts by awarding us its coveted 2017 Law Firm Diversity Award.