Diversity

Commitment to Diversity

At Ropes & Gray, diversity has long been an essential part of our firm identity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive community of professionals of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations and family structures. We see our individual differences as an asset that enhances the quality of life for each of us and strengthens what we can accomplish as a firm.

The firm works hard to promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of people of diverse backgrounds at all levels. Our diversity committee, led by partner Diane B. Patrick, hosts programs and events, addresses policy issues, and works to ensure that diversity remains a key focus across all of our offices. With the help of resources such as the Attorneys of Color Group, LGBT Forum, Women’s Forum, and professional development and attorney support teams, we offer educational programs and seminars to our firm community.

Ropes & Gray has consistently been recognized as being among the nation’s leading law firms in the area of diversity overall, as well as with respect to minorities, gays and lesbians, and women:

  • In the 2013 Vault survey, we were the only Am Law 100 firm to have ranked in the top five in each of the five diversity categories. 
  • Every year since 2009, the firm has earned the highest possible rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This rating is based on our nondiscrimination and other policies aimed at making the firm a welcoming workplace for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. 
  • In 2013, for the second consecutive year, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association awarded Ropes & Gray with the Thomas L. Sager Award.

For more information about Ropes & Gray’s commitment to diversity, please see Our World: Diversity and Inclusion at Ropes & Gray.