A More Diverse Attorney Workforce
The Gibbons Diversity Initiative (GDI) promotes inclusion both at the firm and throughout the legal and business communities, particularly with respect to women and minorities. Gibbons is, and has been since our founding in 1926, headquartered in Newark, a city with a dynamic, diverse population from which we have always drawn a significant portion of our employee base. We have, therefore, always been aware of the distinct value diversity brings to a workplace. Diversity provides valuable perspectives, cultural competence, and talents that allow us to be more creative, effective, and ultimately successful in the practice of law and service to our clients; diversity of perspective results in diversity of solutions, and we are in the solution delivery business. GDI is a comprehensive strategy, comprising both internal and external components, that puts into action a longstanding commitment and involves all aspects of the firm’s operation.
Recognition for the Gibbons Diversity Initiative
Profiles in Diversity Journal, which recognizes corporations, organizations, and institutions that have developed innovative solutions with measurable outcomes in the areas of workforce diversity and inclusion, has honored Gibbons with various recognitions over the past two years, including “Diversity Leader” highlights of our Chairman and Managing Director, as well as our Chief Diversity Officer; and “Innovations in Diversity” awards for GDI-123, our supplier diversity program, and for our thought leadership of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s current diversity initiative. In addition, Gibbons was ranked among the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by MultiCultural Law and Top 50 by Minority Law Journal in their most recent listings. The firm’s Women’s Initiative has been similarly honored, most notably with the prestigious, international Catalyst Award, one of the preeminent corporate honors recognizing outstanding achievement in the advancement of women in the workplace.