WilmerHale was recognized on the 2021 ChIPs Honor Roll as a result of our Inclusion Blueprint Leadership & IP Index Score and “Do Something Hard” commitment. The award is sponsored by the ChIPs Board, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing and connecting women in technology, law and policy, in partnership with Diversity Lab.
The Inclusion Blueprint is a joint initiative between ChIPs and Diversity Lab which provides diversity benchmarks of historically underrepresented groups (female lawyers, underrepresented racial/ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities) in law firm leadership and across practice groups, including IP. The survey goes beyond traditional diversity surveys by considering more than headcount. The purpose is to ensure that diverse lawyers have equal access to experiences in work allocation, leave, sponsorship, client pitches and other critical development and advancement opportunities at the practice group level.
“We at WilmerHale are proud to be among the firms chosen for the ChIPs 2021 Honor Roll Awards and we thank them for this recognition,” said Susan Murley, the firm’s co-managing partner. “We share ChIPs’ and Diversity Labs’ commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are encouraged for the future, knowing that we are part of a community of steadfast allies in the important efforts represented by the Inclusion Blueprint.”
Recipients were recognized at the ChIPs Global Summit on October 27.