Diversity and Inclusion

We encourage a diverse and inclusive workforce because we know that the differences among us help to make us stronger.

Hunton & Williams’ diversity and inclusion goals are about reflecting the richly diverse communities in which we live and work. But they’re also about serving our clients better—across the United States and around the world. Together, our diverse teams of lawyers and professional staff generate better ideas, encourage each other to perform at our best and find opportunities where others see obstacles.

Our approach is two-pronged: We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other legally protected status. Then, we actively recruit, retain and promote top talent from a range of personal, social, economic and cultural backgrounds. The result? A collegial working environment free of physical, psychological or verbal harassment that encourages and rewards the delivery of quality client work.

How We Achieve Our Goals

  • Leadership

    Leadership-driven diversity and inclusion initiatives, including programs that build community and develop leaders.

  • Committees and Task Forces

    Diversity and inclusion committees and task forces, led by firm partners and charged with helping further develop a firm rich with cultural, ethnic, linguistic, gender and other perspectives.

  • Office of Lawyer Recruiting and Development

    Office of Lawyer Recruiting and Development, led by a full-time partner and working to create more informed and effective policies and programs.

  • External Initiatives

    External initiatives, including participation in events and partnering with organizations—such as the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD)—that promote diversity in the broader legal industry.