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

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.

Client to The Legal 500
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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

Wolf Greenfield is a Certified Midsize Mansfield Plus law firm through Diversity Lab, demonstrating the firm'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

Discovering Justice Annual Gala

John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse, Boston, MA
Wolf Greenfield is a sponsor of the Discovering Justice Gala on June 22nd at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston. The Gala supports work with students and communities to examine the ...

PAIR Gala Celebration

The Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA
Wolf Greenfield is proud to sponsor PAIR’s Annual Gala celebration, a special evening and powerful moment to honor all those who work so hard to assist our vibrant immigrant ...

2023 Annual AALAM Banquet

Empire Garden, Boston
Wolf Greenfield is proud to sponsor The Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts' 2023 Annual Banquet on May 31.

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 Leadership Initiative
  • 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