Diversity & Inclusion
Promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace is a mission supported by our firm’s leadership, employees, and clients—and offers significant advantages to a thriving global economy.
Hinckley Allen is recognized as a great place to work for people of every background and description. We foster a global and inclusive mindset—engaging everyone in the effort to identify, develop and retain a workforce that reflects the full spectrum of our communities. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team stands to optimize our creativity and effectiveness. We recognize that each person’s life experience contributes unique perspectives and equips us to better meet the challenges of a complex, competitive marketplace.
REFLECTING OUR VALUES IN THE WORKFORCE
We actively recruit, hire, develop, and work to retain employees from a wide variety of backgrounds in order to provide our clients with the broadest perspectives and representation on contemporary legal matters.
We work together to drive the development of an inclusive workplace and have an active Diversity and Inclusion Committee that guides these efforts and measures progress. We leverage education and cross cultural experiences through a variety of employee resource groups designed to nurture inclusive leaders and support employee engagement.
Year by year, we are encouraged to continue to see our firm grow closer to our vision. We are humbled by the acknowledgements we receive from our employees, our clients, and like-minded organizations.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Best Places to Work in CT, Best Companies Group, 2010-2014, 2016-2017
Best Law Firms, US News & World Report, 2014 -2018
The AmLaw 200, The American Lawyer, 2015-2017
Best Places To Work In Rhode Island (Medium), Best Companies Group, 2006-2017
OUTREACH FOR STUDENTS AND GRADUATES
Hinckley Allen participates in many recruitment efforts specifically designed to reach diverse populations. These include our formal Summer Associate Program, active participation in many targeted job fairs, and partnership with the Boston Lawyers Group and The Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity to place college-level interns in legal and non-legal positions within the firm. We also offer annual Diversity Scholarships of $5,000 and $10,000 to first-year and second- year law students.
We provide extensive mentoring opportunities for our law-student interns and younger attorneys and strive to provide them with access to meaningful work, ensuring that opportunities are equally available to all associates. More information about Professional Development can be found here.
ENGAGING WITH OTHERS TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY
Within our profession, Hinckley Allen supports a variety of efforts aimed at advancing the goals of greater diversity and inclusion. We are involved with many outreach and educational efforts within the communities where we live and work, including Lawyers for Collaborative Diversity, Boston Lawyers Group, True Colors, South Asian Bar Association of North America and many others.
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM
We actively seek diverse suppliers and consider whether a company is minority or women-owned when making purchasing decisions and have built a diverse community of supplier relationships. Please submit your information here.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Hinckley Allen's Diversity & Inclusion Committee is an active group, charged with overseeing and promoting our activities with regard to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace reflective of the communities we serve. Members include partners, firm management, and associates from all of our offices.
Noble F. Allen, Chair, Partner
Christine K. Bush, Partner
John P. Connelly, Partner
Jennifer V. Doran, Partner
Robert L. Harris, Director of Legal Practice & Talent Management
Bridget Huffstutler, Practice Support Manager
Christina L. Lewis, Partner
Laurie W. MacDonald, Director of Business Development
Megan A. McCormack, Director of Human Resources
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