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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Providing the best legal service to our clients requires the strongest team. A rich diversity of talent leads to faster innovation and a wider variety of creative solutions for clients. In short, we are stronger together.

That’s why we are deeply committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse workforce that embraces all genders, gender identities, races, colors, national origins, ages, ethnicities, creeds, religions and sexual orientations, as well as veterans and persons with disabilities. The same principle extends to our vendors – they serve us best when they represent a diverse supplier network that reflects our community and our clients.

Stronger Together

Reinhart’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee of partners, associates and staff helps guide our efforts to build a stronger, more diverse team. From internal programs that raise awareness and support career development to community initiatives that celebrate diversity, enrich students and more, we’re creating a welcoming environment for all.

The DEI committee collaborates with Reinhart’s affinity groups and Women’s Forum, works to obtain annual Mansfield Rule certification and measures our progress toward our DEI goals. DEI ambassadors are representatives drawn from across practices and disciplines to support the DEI mission and attend related events and activities. Ambassadors also brainstorm new initiatives and offer valuable feedback.

Corporate Equality Index

It’s true that you measure what matters. In 2022, Reinhart earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. This premier benchmarking survey and reporting system measures our success in implementing LGBTQ+ friendly workplace practices.

Mansfield Rule

Reinhart is working to close the gender and diversity gap in the legal profession. To put our ideals into action, we achieved certification in our first year under the Mansfield Rule and are continuing our certification journey with the Mansfield Certification program administered by Diversity Lab. This national initiative is the standard by which law firms track and measure that they are affirmatively considering at least 30 percent women, lawyers from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, lawyers with disabilities and LGBTQ+ lawyers for top leadership roles, senior-level lateral hiring, promotions into the equity partnership and participation in client pitch meetings.