Baker Botts is committed to fostering diversity in the firm and the legal profession. Diversity threads valuable perspectives, experiences and talents throughout the firm, thereby allowing us to be more creative, effective and ultimately successful. Baker Botts does not tolerate discrimination in any form, whether on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any another category protected by state or federal law.
Our diversity efforts have gained important recognition. We have been the recipient of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for the South/Southwest Region. The Sager Award is presented annually to law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the advancement of minority lawyers. In 2011, the Gulf Coast Advisory Board, a member council of the Texas Diversity Council, presented Baker Botts with the “Corporate Commitment Award” in recognition of the firm’s “extraordinary and unfailing commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and business community.”
Additionally, each year, we are ranked among the top law firms for diversity and are included on several external diversity indices. Every year, since 2004, Baker Botts has ranked among the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity on Multicultural Law magazine’s annual survey. We are also consistently ranked among the top 100 law firms on Minority Law Journal/American Lawyer’s annual Diversity Scorecard. We have also received high marks , including perfect scores of 100, on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Index and Best Places to Work Survey, which ranks organizations for policies, practices and benefits for LGBTQ employees.
We partner with and support numerous organizations that promote diversity in the legal profession, including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Minority Corporate Counsel Association, National Bar Association, National Hispanic Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and National Association of Women Lawyers.
In addition, we are pleased to be one of the founding members of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), a collective effort by several law firms in Belgium. By joining LDIA, member firms affirm their commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, exchange good practices on diversity and inclusion, and raise awareness of non-discrimination and diversity issues by combining efforts in organising events, workshops, and training, among others.
Our LDIA membership is a further demonstration of the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. As the legal industry in Belgium deepens its focus on matters related to diversity and inclusion, Baker Botts is delighted to be among the firms leading this effort.
For more information on LDIA, please click here: www.legaldiversityalliance.be
If you have any questions about our diversity initiatives, please contact:
Director, Diversity & Inclusion
For more details regarding our diversity initiatives and programs, see the links below: