Working together. Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are integral parts of our culture and are critical components of our firm goals of innovation, teamwork, and providing our clients with optimal service. 


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We understand that we have a professional obligation to promote equal access to opportunity and to justice, and this obligation begins here at Wolf Greenfield,  where we promote a collegial and familial atmosphere, set diverse hiring and retention goals, and mentor new team members.

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Having a diverse team benefits not just our clients, but all of us here at Wolf Greenfield. Our differing lived experiences and viewpoints bring an understanding and a rich variety of ideas to the work that we do, and the bonds that we build.

Ed Gates President and Managing Partner, Wolf Greenfield

I believe Wolf Greenfield leads by example. Wolf Greenfield is a tremendously vibrant and inclusive place, with a very diverse clientele. 

Director of IP & Research Global Automotive Technology Company
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Diversity Fellowship Program

Wolf Greenfield is committed to recruiting and retaining future attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of our firm and the field of intellectual property law. Our Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to give students pursuing a career in intellectual property law a realistic sense of what it is like to practice at Wolf Greenfield.

The Wolf Greenfield Diversity Fellowship Program is a paid summer intern or co-op position at the firm, running 10 weeks from mid-May through July.

Billable Hours Program for D&I Work

Furthering its unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, Wolf Greenfield introduced its Diversity & Inclusion Billable Hours Program, which allows associates, counsel, and technology specialists to earn up to 100 qualifying diversity hours that will count towards their annual billable hours requirement. 

Diversity Pledge

Ed Gates, President and Managing Partner, made a pledge with the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) about his personal commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as Wolf Greenfield’s organizational commitment to DEI. 

Dedication to DEI

An article authored by Christina Licursi, Shareholder and Executive Committee Member, titled “Creating a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Law Firm: One Firm’s Reckoning Post-Pandemic” was published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In this article, Christina addresses what individuals and organizations can do to move forward and effect change.

Midsize Mansfield Rule

Participation in Diversity Lab’s Midsize Mansfield Rule further demonstrates Wolf Greenfield’s unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Foundation for the Advancement in IP Law (FADIPL)

As a member, Wolf Greenfield supports FADIPL’s programs and recruits from its scholars program for our Diversity Fellowship Program.

The Entrepreneur Program (The eForum) BIPOC Program 

Wolf Greenfield sponsors The eForum’s Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC) Program. Employees serve as educators and mentors throughout the program.

Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD)

Wolf Greenfield is a member of LCLD to work to build a more open and diverse legal profession through leadership development programs. Each year attorneys participate as diversity fellows and diversity pathfinders.



Events


Past Events

City Year: MLK Day of Service

Mildred Avenue K-8 School I 5 Mildred Avenue, Boston, MA 02126
City Year Boston will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with an in-person event. The day will begin with service projects designed to beautify and provide resources for ...

GLAD's 23rd Annual Spirit of Justice Award Celebration

Virtual and In-Person at Boston Park Plaza
Wolf Greenfield is proud to sponsor GLAD's 23rd Annual Spirit of Justice Award Celebration, which is a powerful event that brings together supporters of LGBTQ equality for an ...

Committees & Groups

Wolf Greenfield has a number of internal committees and groups in  place to promote inclusion, engagement, and innovation among  employees, including:

  • Charitable Committee
  • Diversity Committee 
  • Employee Culture & Inclusion Committee
  • LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
  • Public Services Committee
  • Women's Lunch Group
  • Working Parents Group
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Diversity Committee

Wolf Greenfield’s Diversity Committee coordinates activities and programs to promote diverse and inclusive thinking. Current and past activities and programs include the firm’s D&I Strategic Plan, firm-wide diversity training, new policy and program proposals to the Executive Committee, event sponsorships, and employee nominations to diverse professional development programs.

“I am proud of the work we’re doing at Wolf Greenfield to diversify our firm in many different ways and to ensure every employee and client is heard, included, and supported.

Jas Lee Shareholder, Chemical & Materials Technologies Practice and Diversity Committee Chair, Wolf Greenfield

Diversity Committee Members

Sponsorships & Affiliations

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Contact

Tiffany Hogan 

Diversity & Inclusion Manager