Key Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Kobre & Kim's global community is strengthened by diversity
initiatives that promote cultural awareness and inclusion.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Approximately 65% of all Kobre & Kim personnel come from underrepresented groups within the legal industry. In order to maintain and improve these levels of representation, the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee develops and implements recruitment, retention and promotion initiatives that support cultural and ethnic identities, perspectives, beliefs and backgrounds.
The committee strives to create a global community across the firm that fosters an environment of inclusion, development and advocacy. Specifically, the team works to ensure these three values can be found within recruiting and professional development, outreach and mentorship, and the support of organizations that are committed to promoting diversity in the legal industry.
We pride ourselves in creating a working environment that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer colleagues to bring their whole selves to work. The firm’s network for LGBTQ colleagues and allies, Pride@K&K, is dedicated to fostering this environment throughout all of Kobre & Kim’s global locations. Pride@K&K strives to recruit top LGBTQ talent, provides a platform for colleagues to connect and share experiences, and organizes social and professional development activities. The group also works with the firm’s pro bono team to partner with organizations assisting LGBTQ individuals in need of legal representation.
Women as Leaders
Women hold a significant number of leadership positions across the firm, and we are committed to retaining, advancing and helping women thrive. Our Women’s Leadership Committee oversees efforts to attract and develop a pipeline of successful women at all levels. Across the firm’s U.S. locations, 54% of lawyers in firm leadership are women, minorities and/or identify as LGBTQ, exceeding industry norms of roughly 22%.
The Professional Development and Human Resource Departments partner with lawyers and firm staff to attract and develop female lawyers, analysts and staff.
Retention and promotion of our professionals is critical to the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our mentoring program creates a framework in which lawyers and staff can network and build relationships within the firm, as well as the larger legal community. Participants receive valuable coaching and professional development opportunities that promote growth and career advancement.
International Lawyers Program
Through our International Lawyers Program, we bring on international lawyers that gain invaluable exposure to the U.S. and other legal systems, including the opportunity to attend trials and hearings. In return, their insights into local markets results in more creative and innovative solutions for our clients. Additionally, all Kobre & Kim employees get the chance to learn from a dynamic group of highly diverse and talented colleagues from all over the globe.
Firm Policy & Practice
Kobre & Kim's extensive policies promote equality and inclusion for all personnel to ensure everyone is supported, including: extended parental leave, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, firmwide diversity trainings, and cultural etiquette and sensitivities best practices.
Sponsorship & Participation
The firm supports organizations that advance women and minorities, including: