From our start in 1998, HWG has been a decidedly different law firm: one built to foster a close-knit community of lawyers committed to performing high-caliber work and enjoying their lives inside and outside of the office. We have actively sought and promoted diversity in our ranks and our numbers reflect our long-standing commitment: our equity partners include over 30% women; 9% members of minority groups; and 10% LGBTQ individuals. Our associate ranks are similarly diverse and include 60% women and 30% members of minority groups. While these numbers significantly outpace those of our competitors, we are not content. We continue to expand our efforts to recruit more diverse lawyers to HWG; to provide formal programs to raise our consciousness on issues like implicit bias; to embolden our diversity council to increase our support of specific efforts within the firm and the legal community; and to build the innovative, welcoming environment that has been a hallmark of our firm.