Diversity & Inclusion

At Ward Greenberg, we believe that there is value in difference.

We are devoted to cultivating diversity of thought and analysis, because as we grow more diverse and inclusive, we achieve better solutions for our clients. Therefore, we continually seek attorneys with a broad cross-section of backgrounds and ideas.

This process begins at the recruitment stage. Ward Greenberg invites first-year law students to participate in our Diversity Scholar Program. Under this initiative, successful Scholars have the opportunity to perform meaningful work with our attorneys and establish close relationships with our clients. By the time a Scholar joins the firm as a full-time attorney, they are positioned for a successful future with the firm.

In the case of lateral attorneys, we seek candidates who demonstrate academic and leadership achievements, who want to practice at a sophisticated litigation firm, and who can articulate how their uniqueness – however they define it – will advance our diversity and inclusion objectives.

Our values carry over from recruitment to the very operation of the firm. Ward Greenberg seeks out and partners with clients whose corporate cultures demand legal teams that embrace and implement like-minded inclusion commitments. When making assignments and assembling teams for matters, we involve a cross-section of perspectives and backgrounds to deliver the best service to our clients.

For more information on Ward Greenberg’s diversity and inclusion philosophies and initiatives, please contact Meghan DiPasquale at 585.454.0711.

About Our Diversity Scholar Program

As part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to diversity, first year ABA-accredited law school students with demonstrated academic and leadership achievements, and a desire to practice at a sophisticated litigation firm and contribute to its diversity objectives are encouraged to apply to our nationally-recognized program.

Successful applicants:

  • Join our Rochester or Philadelphia office for a 10-week paid summer appointment
  • Participate in a secondment with an institutional client (prevailing COVID restrictions permitting)
  • Receive a $7,500 bonus
  • Will have primary consideration for a 2023 summer associate position with an additional $10,000 bonus

Come join our dynamic team of dedicated professionals!

The program applications must be submitted electronically to diversity@wardgreenberg.com. The 2022 Diversity Scholar Program application is open and ready for completion. The deadline for submissions is January 28, 2022.