||“We continue to focus efforts on increasing the pipeline of diverse attorneys in the legal profession, as well as creating an even more inclusive environment at V&E where all of our talented lawyers can grow professionally and personally. Retaining and developing the best talent allows us to provide excellent service and solutions to our clients.”
T. Mark Kelly, V&E Chairman and Chair of Diversity Initiatives
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 and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical ability. At V&E diversity is more than just an aspiration; it is a guiding principle that helps to shape our firm.
Diversity enhances our connection to the rapidly changing global market, drives innovation in the way we practice law and serve 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 across V&E’s offices. Our firm-supported organic Affinity Groups include those who self-identify as or are allied with Black lawyers, Hispanic lawyers, Asian lawyers, LGBT lawyers, and working parents. V&E and our individual lawyers are committed to improving diversity and inclusion and bettering our communities and the legal profession. Learn more about who we are and how we give back:
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 our clients while also creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Diversity and Inclusion Enrich Our Insights and Ability to Innovate
Serving sophisticated 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 actively participate in and support 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.