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Firm Initiatives

Thompson Coburn recognizes that achieving diversity requires more than just efforts aimed at recruitment. We have made a significant investment in programs designed to support our diverse attorneys in their development as professionals and as lawyers. Moreover, to achieve diversity requires a firm-wide commitment, and we accordingly expect every member of our firm to foster a work environment that uses our differences as strengths.

Thompson Coburn’s focus on diversity does not end when you walk in the door. We are committed to helping you grow and develop into a successful lawyer. To that end, we have made a significant investment in the creation of a unique program designed to support you in your development as a lawyer and professional.

  • The Diversity Committee is comprised of a representative group of partners, counsel and associates from each office, including the chairman and one other member of the firm’s management committee, which is charged with overseeing the firm’s diversity efforts to recruit, retain and develop women and minority attorneys, and promote diversity and inclusion.

  • For nearly a decade, the firm has earned a perfect score of 100 points in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey.

  • Our firm conducts ongoing diversity training for all of our attorneys and staff.

  • We proudly support the Total Commitment ® women’s initiative, which provides a means for women attorneys to network, assist each other in meeting their full potential and be recognized for their successes.

  • Our firm’s internal Diversity Mentoring Program helps ensure that our associates receive quality work assignments, valuable networking opportunities, and the tools necessary to succeed within our firm.

  • We sponsor Lawyers for Equality, a bar association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) attorneys and legal professionals, as well as Outlaw, a resource group for LGBT law students at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Firm policy allows time spent on diversity initiatives and participation in diversity committee meetings and projects directed by the Diversity Committee to count toward annual billable hour goals.