Barnes & Thornburg's Diversity Commitment

Barnes & Thornburg LLP recognizes that a commitment to diversity requires action. "Diversity" encompasses a wide range of experience and characteristics, including gender, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, marital status, veteran’s status, and disability. At Barnes & Thornburg, we are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful, and open culture made up of talented individuals of diverse backgrounds. We strive to sustain a work environment in which each individual’s perspective, background, skills, and abilities are valued.

"As this world continues to become more diverse and our potential clients become more diverse, we need to understand the issues associated with people who are different from us," explained Anthony Prather, past co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Diversity at Barnes & Thornburg helps create a "win-win-win" scenario. Diversity among our attorneys and staff facilitates the firm’s success and productivity. Diversity improves morale, attracts talented and creative people, and promotes professional development. A diverse and positive environment promotes quick and innovative solutions for our clients.

We are committed to sustaining a professional environment that attracts and retains attorneys and staff of various backgrounds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, age, disability, gender identity or social perspective. Kathleen Anderson, co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, put the firm’s commitment to diversity into perspective:

"We have been recognized on a national level in the area of diversity," Kathleen said. "We know, however, that in this ever-changing world we need to be vigilant and to stay ahead of the curve on diversity initiatives."

Learn more about the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and its initiatives at the following links:

Portia Bailey Selected as Barnes & Thornburg’s 2015 Diversity Scholarship Recipient

For more information, please contact:
Shannon Williams
Director of Law School Recruiting and Diversity
317-231-7488
shannon.williams@btlaw.com