Our Commitment to Diversity
Phillip Nizer is deeply committed to diversity. We value the diverse and unique perspectives, experiences, backgrounds and characteristics of each person in our firm, including their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, culture, age, gender and sexual orientation, and we are committed to policies that extend equal opportunities to all. We recognize that diversity promotes justice and is an important element in our professional growth.
The firm has implemented several initiatives in recent years to promote and further our inclusion efforts. In 2019, the firm established its Racial, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (“REDI”) Task Force. Led by diverse attorneys, the REDI Task Force leads the firm’s diversity efforts with firm management. In 2023, Phillips Nizer achieved Midsize Mansfield Certification “Plus” status, supporting an exciting and innovative national initiative designed to help close the gender and diversity gap in the legal profession. Participation in Midsize Mansfield Rule is a commitment by the firm to consider an intentionally broad pool of candidates for leadership and high visibility positions within the firm, including the selection of leaders for positions, hiring lateral attorneys, and forming client teams. Certification “Plus” status indicates that, in addition to successfully meeting basic requirements, Phillips Nizer has achieved 30% representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in current leadership roles and pathway activities. Diverse lawyers are currently represented in our firm’s leadership, including the executive committee, department chairs and practice group leaders.
Our guiding principle, the resourceful representation of our clients, is enhanced by an atmosphere of inclusion. We best serve the values of our clients and best fulfill our professional obligations by supporting and strengthening our commitment to diversity.