We are pleased to feature Technology Specialist Lupe Cruz in the September 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Employee Spotlight. Lupe works in the Biotechnology Practice and is based in Boston.
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.
Inclusive intellectual property.
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.
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.
The Wolf Greenfield team that I interact with is more than 50% female, which is not common in patent prep and prosecution, and it has been refreshing to have this added level of diversity. The collaboration between team members to provide counsel, and the team’s willingness to dig into the technology with scientists, has been top tier.
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.
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.
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.
Wolf Greenfield is a Certified Midsize Mansfield Plus law firm through Diversity Lab, demonstrating the firm's unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Wolf Greenfield Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus in Continued Commitment to Diversify Leadership
Wolf Greenfield is proud to announce its achievement in attaining Mansfield Certification Plus. Facilitated by Diversity Lab, the Mansfield Certification is an 18-month collaboration in which firms co...
An article authored by Christina Licursi titled “Creating a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Law Firm: One Firm’s Reckoning Post-Pandemic” was published in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. In this artic...
Committees & Groups
Wolf Greenfield has a number of internal committees and groups in place to promote inclusion, engagement, and innovation among employees, including:
- Diversity Committee
- Employee Culture & Inclusion Committee
- LGBTQ+ Affinity Group
- Public Services Committee
- Women's Leadership Initiative
- Working Parents Group
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.”