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.

Results-Oriented Commitment
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:

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.

We are proud to say that our firm has been recognized by prominent organizations for our diversity and inclusion efforts. This year, the firm received the following recognition:

In 2015, the firm received the following recognition:

In 2013, the firm received the following awards:

In 2012, the firm was recognized for the following awards and rankings:

Other mentions in the last several years include:

Established Affinity Networks
Hinshaw's diversity and inclusion efforts have been expanded with the introduction of our Affinity Network Policy. Hinshaw's established affinity networks operate on a firmwide basis and work to enhance our diversity mission and goals. The affinity networks are based on various factors, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, and are intended to promote diversity and inclusion within our firm. They are the:

Hinshaw's affinity networks have been active in the legal and business communities, sponsoring, presenting and attending events as well as supporting causes of concern to their particular communities.

Leaders in Professional Organizations

At Hinshaw, we encourage our diverse (ethnic/racial minorities, female and/or LGBTQ) attorneys to participate in organizations and associations that enhance their professional, civic and cultural development.

Hinshaw is a participating signatory of the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women's "Call to Action," a project to promote women's leadership in the legal profession. Hinshaw is also a participating signatory of the Bar Association of San Francisco's No Glass Ceiling Initiative whose main goals include having at least 25 percent of women in partnership positions and at least 25 percent of women in management positions.


In the last year, diverse members of the firm have received the following designations:

Other mentions in the last few years include:

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