Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law

Diversity

Diversity

From the day our firm was founded, we have been committed to creating and fostering a dynamic, diverse workplace. It’s a commitment that has yielded real and meaningful results. Today we are one of the top 10 most diverse firms in the nation, in the top 10 for the highest percentage of minority partners, and among the top 25 for the highest percentage of minority attorneys in the U.S.—a unique record among law firms our size. 

We promote diversity through active outreach and recruitment, as well as through internal programs that ensure the needs and goals of all our diverse employees are recognized and valued. Our Diversity Committee includes members from a broad spectrum of attorneys reflective of our diverse workforce. Our attorneys have diverse cultural and religious backgrounds and combined, speak over 23 foreign languages from Portuguese to Punjabi.

The Diversity Committee is tasked with implementing programs that create a wide range of professional opportunities, while maintaining the work/life balance we find essential to building an energized, well-rounded firm.

A realistic, annual billing quota means our attorneys and staff have time to devote to their families or other personal interests—without impacting their career goals. Indeed, we promote female attorneys to equity partnership at a much higher rate than other large firms. And we ensure the needs of our minority employees are met as well, through comprehensive networking and training.

Our commitment to diversity is at the very core of our firm—making us open to new ideas, eager to take on new challenges, and always ready with new solutions.

 

FIRM RANKINGS & ATTORNEY RECOGNITIONS

Ranked Top 10 for Overall Diversity on AmLaw Diversity Scorecard 
June 5, 2014 | Diversity | National | The American Lawyer

Lynda Zadra-Symes, Stacey Halpern, Catherine Holland, and Susan Natland Named to Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law
June 2, 2014 | Trademarks | International | Legal Media Group (LMG)

Salima Merani Named to Daily Journal's List of Top Women Lawyers 
May 8, 2014 |  Regional | The Daily Journal

Adeel Akhtar Named to Lawyers of Color's  "Power List 2014"
February 7, 2014 | National | Lawyers of Color

Ranked Among Most Diverse Firms in the Nation on Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity List
May 1, 2012 | Diversity | National | MultiCultural Law Magazine

Ranked #4 for Top 50 Law Firms for Diversity Among Partners
May 1, 2012 | Diversity | National | MultiCultural Law Magazine

Ranked #4 for Top 25 Law Firms for Asian Americans
May 1, 2012 | Diversity | National | MultiCultural Law Magazine

PRESS RELEASES

Knobbe Martens Ranked as One of Top Ten Most Diverse Firms in the Nation

Knobbe Martens’ Adeel Akhtar Named to Lawyers of Color’s “Power List 2014”

Knobbe Martens Attorneys Named Top Women Attorneys in Southern California

Knobbe Martens Ranked Third Nationally In Partner Diversity

Knobbe Martens Ranked In Top Dozen Law Firms For Diversity

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