Diversity and Inclusion Hub

A partnership between GC Magazine and Finnegan

Buying Power: How GCs are waking up to law’s diversity problem

As questions over racial equity rise to the top of the corporate agenda, diversity and inclusion (D&I) more broadly is being transformed from a feel-good story to a core part of business strategy. Read more about initatives such as The Diverse Dollar and Moving the Needle.

Interviews with GCs

Finnegan FORWARD

Cecilia Sanabria and Danielle Duszczyszyn | Finnegan

In March 2020, Finnegan announced the rebranding of its women’s business initiative, Finnegan FORWARD (Focused on Raising Women’s Advancement, Representation, and Development). For Finnegan partners and project co-leads Cecilia Sanabria and Danielle Duszczyszyn, it was an opportunity to devise a programme that could address the practical challenges facing female attorneys.

May it Please the Court—Maximizing Black Attorneys in the Courtroom: A Judge’s Perspective

Aaron Gleaton Clay | Finnegan

The eight minute and forty-six second murder of George Floyd that we all witnessed in 2020 opened America’s eyes to acknowledge systemic racism. The aftermath reignited conversations around racism, discrimination, and implicit bias in the workplace.

More from Finnegan

The Future-Facing Approach to Diversity and Inclusion at Finnegan

In this article, Finnegan’s chief recruitment and professional development officer, Tim Henderson, provides in-depth insight into the firm’s approach to DE&I.

Q&A: Black Partners Discuss Diversity in STEM and IP Law

We discuss diversity in IP law, their personal experiences as Black lawyers, and how we can keep the momentum for change and progress going.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Finnegan

At Finnegan, we believe that a successful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program must encompass recruitment, training, and mentoring/sponsorship programs.

Breaking Down Barriers

The gender imbalance in STEM and IP paints a bleak picture. But increased awareness, concerted efforts, and creative initiatives – by schools, industry groups, corporations, and firms – can collectively move the needle towards greater representation of women.

Leading Example: Elevating Women Through Intentionality

Nominated next-gen leaders about the qualities of a good leader, the hallmarks of successful mentorship, the role that men can play in elevating women, and advice to future generations of leaders in IP.

The Boston Manifesto

During the 2019 IPBC Global conference in Boston, worldwide leaders in the legal, corporate and academic fields convened with Finnegan attorneys for a boardroom discussion on gender issues in the global IP community.

Leading by Example: Words of Wisdom from Women Leaders in IP

Eight women leaders from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the judiciary, and IP-savvy companies recount how they became leaders and offer advice for others.

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