At Gray Reed, we want everyone to feel at home here. Since the inception of our firm, we have aimed to live our values of stewardship, trust, excellence, equity and respect. We take these life principles very seriously as we foster an environment that celebrates different genders, race, sexual orientation, religions, ethnic backgrounds, political views and personal interests. While we are proud of our progress, we know we can do more and will continue to strive for a diverse workplace that is representative of our great country and client base.
As a commitment to creating a diverse workplace, Gray Reed established the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, a group of Gray Reed attorneys ranging from minority to non-minority, associate level to partner level, male and female, each with their own perspectives and cultural insights. The Committee meets regularly to define and implement a strategy to support the retention and advancement of attorneys from underrepresented groups in the firm, and promote inclusion of attorneys and staff from all backgrounds as part of the bedrock of our firm.
In addition, the Gray Reed Women’s Forum is comprised of the firm’s female attorneys who are dedicated to the empowerment and growth of women, personally and professionally. The Forum meets monthly to discuss professional issues and share best practices for career growth and client development. The Forum also hosts an annual event each year in Houston and Dallas as an opportunity for female clients to network and support local businesswomen.
Gray Reed is a proud sponsor of several organizations and efforts that are working to build diversity with the legal and business industries including, but not limited to, Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Texas Minority Counsel Program, CREW Houston and the Premier Women in Law Luncheon.
We consider the perpetuation of diversification to be a vital part of the ongoing mission of our firm and the inherent values of our profession.