At Thompson Hine, we believe that it is not enough to meet our clients’ expectations – we strive to exceed those expectations. Our clients tell us that diversity is important to them, so we have made a commitment to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we live and work by building and retaining a diverse group of lawyers and staff. We take pride in our diverse workforce, inclusive culture and the service of minorities and women in leadership positions within our firm. We embrace the challenge to be a champion for diversity among law firms and in our communities because as one of the largest business law firms in the United States, we believe we have a unique opportunity and clear responsibility to be a change agent within the legal profession and the business community.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are truly core values of Thompson Hine. We believe that our success as a firm is driven by our people – who are diverse in background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, marital status and physical capability. We seek to maintain this diversity because it shapes our perspectives, broadens our capabilities and enhances our ability to serve our clients and our communities. Our commitment to diversity is illustrated by the widespread participation in the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and in our collaborations with clients and community organizations with similar values. It is reflected in all facets of the firm’s operations including hiring, retention, promotion, benefits administration and the procurement of supplies and services, as well as in the resources dedicated to supporting diversity initiatives.
We subscribe to the philosophy that “if you treasure it, you measure it.” The success of our diversity and inclusion efforts is evaluated against specific metrics and clear benchmarks that include measurements for recruiting, retention, client and community outreach, internal communications and business development. We strive to be an industry leader on diversity and inclusion across the board. The firm achieved certification in Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 4.0 initiative and is now pursuing Mansfield 5.0 certification. The Mansfield Rule is designed to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities. Our efforts have also earned us the top rating of 100% and recognition as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” on the Corporate Equality Index, an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.