Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Mission
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting its attorneys and staff members regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Hinshaw believes that achieving this objective has positive business, economic and social consequences for our firm and our communities. We are committed to maintaining this objective in both the short and long terms. Always mindful of this mission, the firm actively and aggressively seeks to hire, retain and promote diverse attorneys, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, Women and LGBTQ attorneys.
Hinshaw has a long-standing commitment to ensuring that our firm reflects the diversity of the world in which we practice. With a formal diversity initiative led by the firm's Diversity Committee and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, our recruiting and hiring programs, our partner promotions and management assignments reflect this results oriented commitment to diversity at Hinshaw:
- Approximately 75 attorneys in our firm are minorities and 3% are LGBTQ
- Approximately 33% of our lawyers are female
- Eight female partners serve as partner-in-charge of a Hinshaw office: Lora L. Zimmer (Appleton, WI), Dawn A. Sallerson (Belleville and Edwardsville, IL), CharCretia V. Di Bartolo (Boston and Providence, RI), Diane E. Webster (Chicago), Cheryl Wilke (Ft. Lauderdale), Karen A. Brimmer (Miami), Renee J. Mortimer (Schererville, IN), and Terese A. Drew (St. Louis).
- Robert J. Romero and Spencer Y. Kook, both minority partners, each serve as a partner-in-charge in a Hinshaw California office
- Three female partners: Aimee Delaney (Labor & Employment); Ellen B. Silverman (Consumer Financial Services) and Renee J. Mortimer (Personal Injury & Property Damage) chair or co-chair national practice groups
- Minority partner, Sergio Acosta, serves as the leader of the firm's Government Practice Group
- A female partner, Cheryl Wilke, serves as the firm's Business Development Partner
- Four female partners: Raylene DeWitte Grischow, Marissa Delinks, Mellissa Schafer and Paulette S. Sarp serve as Practice Group Business Development Leaders
- Hinshaw continues its long-standing tradition of recruiting diverse and female law students for its summer associate program
The foundation of our commitment to inclusion of all attorneys is a formal mentoring program, which ensures that all of our associates are mentored and trained thereby providing clients with the highest level of quality service. Our formal mentoring program is specifically tailored to support diverse associates in their advancement in the firm and in meeting their professional goals and aspirations.
Finally, reflecting our diversity and desire to serve our communities, our lawyers across the country are fluent in 21 different languages.
- Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
- Diversity Committee
- Hinshaw Affinity Networks
- Diversity Recognition
- Leaders in Professional Organizations
- Diversity & Inclusion Events