"Since we launched our Diversity Initiative in 2007, innovation has been the cornerstone of our approach to the limitations of professional homogeneity. Having taken the time to study White & Case's particular culture, that of other law firms and the great experience of our corporate clients, we understood the complexity of the challenge that diversifying a workplace poses and took our first steps to meeting it by bringing together approximately 100 lawyers of diverse backgrounds from our offices around the globe to share, network, develop and implement strategic programs to produce long-term results in improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of minority lawyers at the Firm.
"We are proud to say that our progress has been steady and rewarding, even in uncertain economic times.
"We believe that diversity is a direct route to excellence. Building diverse teams of lawyers allows us better to solve complex issues that our clients rely on us to address. I am proud to say that our consistent commitment to diversity has placed us in the top ranks among all global firms."
Global Diversity Committee