Loeb & Loeb is pleased to announce that the firm pledged its commitment to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD’s) Leaders at the Front initiative. Leaders at the Front is an initiative designed to dismantle systemic barriers preventing underrepresented attorneys from achieving the highest levels of leadership within law firms and corporate legal departments.
“Loeb is thrilled to be partnering with LCLD for this initiative,” said Loeb Chairman Kenneth Florin. “Our firm has created a results-oriented action plan that provides a pathway for diverse lawyers to grow in their careers and reach the upper echelons of leadership within our organization and in the wider legal profession. I also encourage my colleagues to join me in making a similar pledge so that together we can have real impact on advancing diversity.”
Through the Leaders at the Front initiative, LCLD is asking its more than 400 members, who include corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners, to make personal commitments to DEI and implement organizational changes that are specific, meaningful and measurable. These leaders’ pledges are available on LCLD’s Leaders at the Front website. LCLD also provides resources to help its members create impactful pledges and a platform for leaders to share plans and best practices so that a collective voice across the industry will create transformational change.
Loeb & Loeb’s pledge is available here.
LCLD was founded in 2009 with the goal of building a legal profession that looks like the nation it serves. Recent events have made it clear that there is still a long way to go in achieving that goal, making the Leaders at the Front initiative more important than ever before. In fact, according to a recent study commissioned by LCLD and conducted by Coqual (formerly Center for Talent Innovation), a nonprofit think tank that studies diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it’s not just about increasing the number of diverse attorneys within an organization, but about removing the impediments to success that diverse lawyers face.