At Crowe & Dunlevy, our commitment to diversity is fundamental to our success, as well as the success of our clients, the communities we serve and our system of justice.
The Diversity Committee was founded in 2000 by attorneys William H. Hoch and Jimmy K. Goodman and values the strength that women, minority and LGBTQ lawyers add to the fabric of the firm. Our committee focuses on how to best foster the recruiting, retention and professional development of attorneys, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation. The committee evaluates how diversity makes Crowe & Dunlevy a better firm, and how it may best be used to serve the firm’s existing clients and develop relationships with potential new clients. It also seeks to retain and advance the careers of women and minority lawyers within the firm.
Our focus on diversity:
- Allows us to apply multiple perspectives and creative thinking to find innovative solutions for our clients
- Allows us to deliver outstanding service because we understand our clients and their needs
- Gives us a competitive advantage
- Takes place at the national and local levels
The Oklahoma Bar Association announced Crowe & Dunlevy as the 2016 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award winner in recognition of our efforts in promoting diversity in Oklahoma. The firm was also honored by the Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers with the Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Diversity Award in 2009.
ACCA Commitment to Diversity
Crowe & Dunlevy supports the commitment to diversity issued by the chief legal officers of numerous U.S. and international corporations entitled, “Diversity in the Workplace: A Statement of Principle.” The statement provides, in part:
“Our companies conduct business throughout the United States and around the world, and we value highly the perspectives and varied experiences which are found only in a diverse workplace. Our companies recognize that diversity makes for a broader, richer environment which produces more creative thinking and solutions. Thus, we believe that promoting diversity is essential to the success of our respective business. It is also the right thing to do.”
– American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA)