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Diversity and Inclusion 

Joseph C. Dilg "Diversity is a core value at V&E. Our Management Committee and partners believe that it is an integral
part of who we are and what we do — as individuals,
as lawyers,
as a law firm, and as citizens of our community."
Joe Dilg, Diversity Committee Chair
(Learn more about Joe Dilg)

Opportunity and Responsibility

As one of the world's largest international law firms, Vinson & Elkins has both an extraordinary opportunity and a special responsibility to maintain a culture that nurtures diverse interests, backgrounds, and perspectives — inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender/gender-identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or physical handicap. At V&E diversity is more than just an aspiration; it is a guiding principle that propels us into the future.V&E is honored that our efforts and commitment have earned us widespread recognition, including:

Diversity enhances our connection to the rapidly changing global market, drives innovation in the way we practice law and service clients, and fuels the investments we make as a firm in the communities where we live and work. Our commitment to promoting and encouraging diversity is illustrated by policies, initiatives, and programs established within V&E, such as firm-supported organic Affinity Groups. V&E as a firm and individual lawyers make substantial investments of time, money, and resources to promote diversity and inclusion and better our communities and profession. Learn more about our programs and committees that reinforce our efforts:

Diversity and Inclusion Connect Us to the World

Diversity gives us a competitive edge in a global marketplace where clients demand broader perspectives and talented lawyers with diverse backgrounds. Our diversity enables us to provide superior service to those clients while also creating an inclusive work environment.

Diversity and Inclusion Enrich Our Insights and Ability to Innovate
Servicing clients in today's global business environment requires an unprecedented level of talent and skill. Our diversity enables us to better understand and appreciate the complexity of our clients' legal needs, and it expands the perspectives from which we can seek innovative approaches to solving our clients' legal challenges.

Diversity and Inclusion Fuel the Ways in Which We Invest in Our Communities
Investment in diversity and inclusion at V&E does not stop at the doors to our offices; it carries over into all of our communities. As a global law firm, we are as connected to the communities around us as we are to our clients. In fact, V&E lawyers participate on more than 300 charitable, educational, governmental, and professional organizations. By joining together, we use our collective resources, skills, and creativity to better our communities in a meaningful way.

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Diversity Committee Contacts
Renate Wagner
Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Tel 1.713.758.2363