We ensure that a diverse cross section of our people are involved in all of our client engagement activities. We aim to differentiate ourselves with our clients by:
- Sharing practices and collaborating on the advancement of diverse lawyers
- Leveraging the diversity of the firm in pitches and how we allocate work
We work closely with clients on a variety of diversity and inclusion initiatives, including round-table discussions, sharing of best practice, employee network mentoring and support, training and joint events. Recent initiatives have included:
- A joint panel event to build awareness and understanding of mental health in the workplace, undertaken in collaboration with a global banking clients
- Unconscious bias training and advising on internal diversity issues, in collaboration with a multinational technology client
- Joint workshops around LGBTI inclusion and the importance of allies, partnering with a global professional services client
- A joint panel event during Black History Month with a global banking client
- A joint social mobility work experience program in conjunction with a global banking client
General Counsel for Diversity & Inclusion Initiative (GCD&I)
Norton Rose Fulbright is one of the 12 lead partner law firms on the General Counsel for Diversity & Inclusion Initiative (GCD&I). The GCD&I was launched in early 2019, and now includes 117 General Counsel from a broad spectrum of companies. GCD&I aims to achieve greater equity, diversity and inclusion across the legal sector including through defining and sharing best practice, identifying KPIs and metrics to measure success, and encouraging in-house legal teams to take steps which support greater DE&I within legal firms.
The partner law firms were identified by the Steering Group for a number of reasons including their global reach and the resource they can provide to actively support the initiative in its next phase of growth. In its role as a lead partner, Norton Rose Fulbright will work with General Counsel of major companies to help develop the conversation about how In-House teams and Law Firms can effectively work together, enhancing not only equity, diversity, and inclusion but also the day-to-day ways of working.