At Akin Gump, we strive to create a culture of inclusiveness, one open to differences in people, backgrounds and ideas. We recognise that, in today’s global marketplace, it is imperative to have a work force that reflects the diversity of our world.
Within our communities, the firm works on diversity-related activities with local professional, social and cultural organisations on a grassroots basis. We are always looking forward so future generations will have every opportunity to advance in their careers and reach their full potential in a culture that sees their differences as strengths.
For the past nine years, Akin Gump has received a top rating of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (the firm received top marks for its treatment of LGBT employees and clients). Akin Gump was also recognised in The American Lawyer as a 2015 Diversity Scorecard Honoree for being one of the “top firms for diversity.”
We are proud sponsors of City Year UK which provides mentors to volunteers supporting students growing up in disadvantaged communities. London financial restructuring partner James Terry has been honored by City Year UK with its 2017 Bridge Builder Award for his exceptional work as a mentor in City Year’s Bridge Builder program.
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