Davis Polk’s Diversity Committee is devoted to advancing our firmwide diversity initiatives relating to the recruitment, retention and promotion of our lawyers. The Committee consists of partners from across our practice, including all members of the firm’s Management Committee, as well as representatives from the Recruiting and Associate Development departments.
The Diversity Committee evaluates the overall effectiveness of our various diversity initiatives and focuses on enhancing our performance in this area. In addition, the firm conducts periodic internal surveys of lawyers on the workplace environment, including diversity-related issues.
Finally, the firm participates in various external surveys on diversity policies and statistics, such as those published by NALP, The American Lawyer, Vault, MCCA and Human Rights Campaign Foundation, in order to benchmark our performance relative to our competitors and the profession in general.