Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Our Core Principles

Aronberg Goldgehn embraces diversity, equity and inclusion as core principles. We value diversity in our people, our professional colleagues, our clients and our vendors. We value the unique ideas, experiences and viewpoints that people of different backgrounds bring to our firm. Aronberg Goldgehn is also dedicated to fostering an inclusive working environment that is welcoming and comfortable for people of different backgrounds, beliefs, opinions and affiliations.

The firm is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting talented individuals from groups historically underrepresented in our profession. We believe that the collaboration of people from diverse backgrounds fosters creative problem solving, the delivery of high quality legal services and greater client satisfaction – which are all central to our continued success as a firm.

In furtherance of these commitments, Aronberg Goldgehn is a member of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, an organization dedicated to advancing diverse attorneys within the legal profession.

Additionally, in March, 2022, the firm enrolled in the 2022-23 cohort of the Midsize Mansfield Rule, a certification process for law firms with between 25 and 150 lawyers. The goal of Mansfield Rule certification is to boost diversity in firm leadership by considering at least 30% historically underrepresented lawyers for leadership roles, partner promotions and participation in formal client pitches and other client-facing meetings, as well as increase transparency around roles and processes for firm governance appointments and elections.

The firm’s DEI Committee works to execute these principles in firm operations. Recent outcomes include:

  • coordinating firmwide implicit bias training;
  • sponsoring a contribution to the DuSable Museum of African American History in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday;
  • coordinating firmwide “On This Day in Black History” communications to mark Black History Month;
  • launching a Summer Associate program with an emphasis on recruiting diverse candidates;
  • arranging two separate webinars by women entrepreneurs in honor of Women’s History Month;
  • coordinating firmwide communications reflecting on PBS’ five-part film series titled “Asian Americans;”
  • sponsoring a webinar by representatives of SAAPRI (South Asian American Policy Research Institute) for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month;
  • commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre; and
  • establishing Juneteenth as a paid firm holiday.

Click here for our Committee on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission Statement.

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