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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

A leadership-driven culture of diversity and inclusion that fuels our ability to attract and retain great talent and drives our success with clients.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values at Buchanan.

Our leadership, attorneys, government relations professionals and staff recognize that we are strengthened by our commitment to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce while fostering an inclusive culture. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where the unique experiences and talent of our team sustain the firm’s vitality and enrich our legal services to provide the highest level of legal services to our clients.

But what does D&I actually mean to us at Buchanan?

At Buchanan, D&I simply means that we care about our people – all of our people. We make it a priority to celebrate our differences and ensure that every employee is empowered to use their voice and understands that their individuality and opinions matter. At the end of the day, we measure our success by fostering a workplace where each individual knows that they are supported and can have a thriving career. We take our commitment to D&I a step further by making sure it is reflected in our policies, in our relationships with clients and in our investments within our communities.

 
 

The 2022 Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Culture Report

An intentional focus on diversity is woven into every facet of our firm. Our 2022 Culture Report provides an overview of the numerous initiatives our firm has undertaken and our plans for continuing to advance our commitment even further.


 

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Dimensions of Diversity: Navigating the Legal Profession as a Black Lawyer with Kristin Johnson…

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No Longer Just an HR Matter, DEI Expands to Law Firm Operations - The Legal Intelligencer…

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The Sweet Spot Between Microaggressions and Empty Words: Threading the Needle on Associate…

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Dimensions of Diversity: Gender Equity’s Silent Majority with Kori Reed

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Buchanan Congratulates its 2024 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinders

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“First-Generation Lawyer” Initiatives - New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

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Dimensions of Diversity: The Fight for Non-Binary and Transgender Rights with Sasha Buchert

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Shades of Identity: Exploring Colorism in the Black Community

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Dimensions of Diversity: What Gets Measured, Gets Done with Molly Huie

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Why Firms Should Add Age Diversity To Larger DEI Discussion - Law360

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Diversity Summit - New Jersey State Bar Association

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Dimensions of Diversity: How to Respond During Times of Corporate Crisis with Dave Poston

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Women now outnumber men as law firm associates nationwide, here's how Pittsburgh stacks up…

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Dimensions of Diversity: Defining Modern Social Justice Reform with Takema Robinson

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Beyond Pride: Fostering Year-Round Inclusivity for LGBTQ+ Colleagues

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Dimensions of Diversity: Operationalizing Diversity and Inclusion with Terry Roberts

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January CLE – AILA Philadelphia

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The Climate of DEI in 2024 - Vibrant Pittsburgh

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Dimensions of Diversity: Exploring the Mission of the HNBA with Daniel Mateo

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Dimensions of Diversity: Understanding Organizational Behavior

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Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling and Its Impact on DEI Efforts - Three Rivers Business…

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Dimensions of Diversity: Collaboration Unlocked: The Intersection of Psychology and Business

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Buchanan Joins Diversity Lab in Taking Action to Increase Disability Inclusion

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Diversity Professional Panel: Innovation and DEI - Philadelphia Diversity Law Group

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A Discussion on Diversity, Allyship and Elimination of Bias - NJCLE

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Dimensions of Diversity: Navigating the Legal Profession as a Black Lawyer with Kristin Johnson…

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No Longer Just an HR Matter, DEI Expands to Law Firm Operations - The Legal Intelligencer…

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The Sweet Spot Between Microaggressions and Empty Words: Threading the Needle on Associate…

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Dimensions of Diversity: Gender Equity’s Silent Majority with Kori Reed

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Buchanan Congratulates its 2024 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinders

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Event

“First-Generation Lawyer” Initiatives - New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: The Fight for Non-Binary and Transgender Rights with Sasha Buchert

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Shades of Identity: Exploring Colorism in the Black Community

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: What Gets Measured, Gets Done with Molly Huie

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Why Firms Should Add Age Diversity To Larger DEI Discussion - Law360

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Diversity Summit - New Jersey State Bar Association

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Dimensions of Diversity: How to Respond During Times of Corporate Crisis with Dave Poston

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Women now outnumber men as law firm associates nationwide, here's how Pittsburgh stacks up…

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: Defining Modern Social Justice Reform with Takema Robinson

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Event

Beyond Pride: Fostering Year-Round Inclusivity for LGBTQ+ Colleagues

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: Operationalizing Diversity and Inclusion with Terry Roberts

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: Navigating the Legal Profession as a Black Lawyer with Kristin Johnson…

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News

No Longer Just an HR Matter, DEI Expands to Law Firm Operations - The Legal Intelligencer…

Read More
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News

The Sweet Spot Between Microaggressions and Empty Words: Threading the Needle on Associate…

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: Gender Equity’s Silent Majority with Kori Reed

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News

Buchanan Congratulates its 2024 LCLD Fellow and Pathfinders

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Event

“First-Generation Lawyer” Initiatives - New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: The Fight for Non-Binary and Transgender Rights with Sasha Buchert

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Event

Shades of Identity: Exploring Colorism in the Black Community

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Insight

Dimensions of Diversity: What Gets Measured, Gets Done with Molly Huie

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Why Firms Should Add Age Diversity To Larger DEI Discussion - Law360

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Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Our firm has a robust offering of D&I initiatives aimed at creating a workplace where all of our employees can succeed and feel valued. Our dedication to fostering an environment rich with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is best demonstrated by the following programs and initiatives:

Supplier Diversity

Buchanan embraces diversity at all levels. To this end, the firm maintains a defined supplier diversity program that promotes and tracks the use of supplier relationships across the entire firm. We are proud to have more than 225 diverse suppliers currently engaged in this program which is representative of the diverse clients we serve.

Affinity Groups

All Buchanan employees are welcome and encouraged to participate in a number of affinity groups which exist as a way to connect through commonalities and interests, while advancing D&I and celebrating each and every employee’s uniqueness. The firm hosts monthly programming to increase awareness of each of these resource groups.

Our affinity groups are formed around common identities and open to all employees. For its members, these groups offer opportunities for mentoring, networking and development on the personal and professional level. For the firm, the groups provide an opportunity for our employees to be heard, valued and engaged. Specifically, the members of these groups are drivers of cultural programming, relationship creation with diversity-focused groups and specialty bar associations, hosting of social and networking events, working to enhance the firm’s presence in civic organizations and their respective communities, and expanding the firm’s recruitment networks. Additionally, these groups are critical in assisting the firm with identifying vendors to enhance its supplier diversity.

Cultural Programming

The firm places a heavy emphasis on continuous diversity education for our employees.  Although some programs, like our implicit bias workshop, are offered only to our Buchanan employees, we host a number of public programs throughout the year and invite our clients and community partners to join us.  We are proud to provide a platform that celebrates uniqueness and increases awareness and sensitivity to D&I issues.  Links to our past programs can be found below:

Dimensions of Diversity Podcast

Hosted by Lloyd Freeman, the Dimensions of Diversity podcast features meaningful conversations with industry leaders, D&I experts, attorneys and thought leaders about a variety of subjects, including current events, difficult and sometimes uncomfortable topics, what companies are doing well, what companies need to do better and how our unique experiences, perspectives and viewpoints can move corporate culture forward.

Go to the Dimensions of Diversity podcast page

Leadership

The purpose and direction of the firm’s diversity initiatives are guided by the leadership of the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and the Diversity & Inclusion Council. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top, and our efforts are guided by our CEO’s vision and dedication.

Lloyd Freeman

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Diversity & Inclusion Council

Our D&I Council is tasked with recommending policies, programs and initiatives designed to enhance diversity and inclusion throughout the firm and in our communities.  The D&I Council meets regularly to discuss the firm’s recruitment, retention and promotion efforts, ensure equitable advancement and exposure for women and underrepresented employees and to create new opportunities for all employees to remain engaged in advancing diversity and inclusion.

Meet Our Diversity & Inclusion Council

Our Partners

The firm as a whole, and our individual employees, are active members in a number of key organizations focused on advancing diversity and inclusion.  Our memberships and partnerships range from professional to educational to community-based, and more.  Below are a few of the organizations we are proud to work alongside.

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Awards and Achievements

The firm is proud to have a direct connection through its named partner, Art Rooney II, to the Rooney Rule, the 2003 NFL policy mandating diversity in its hiring practices. This initiative inspired the Mansfield Rule, recognizing law firms for considering diversity in its hiring for leadership and governance roles. Buchanan was an inaugural participant in the Mansfield Certification and has achieved Plus status since its inception. The firm is the recipient of many other diversity awards and certifications, including:

  • Achieved Mansfield Plus Certification since 2018 (successfully reaching at least 30% representation of women and underrepresented lawyers in leadership roles and lateral hiring)
  • Named to the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality
  • Received a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Corporate Equality Index each year since 2017
  • Achieved Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (recognition for the number of women in the equity partner ranks and leadership positions, as well as women representing some of the most highly compensated partners)
  • Received The Legal Intelligencer's Diversity Initiative award in 2022
  • Received 2023 Top Performer and Compass Awards from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Recognized as Bloomberg DEI Framework Member since 2022
  • Earned the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Approved Silver Seal Accreditation in 2023
  • Recognized as a Diversity & Inclusion - Firm honoree as part of the Daily Business Review's 2023 Florida Legal Awards
  • Shortlisted for Chambers USA 2023 Diversity and Inclusion – Outstanding Firm Award
  • Named 2023 Law Firm Champion of Women Award Winner by the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers