Foley Hoag is committed to fostering a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect. We are committed to creating a climate of inclusiveness where all individuals can thrive and attracting, retaining, and promoting outstanding lawyers from all backgrounds, perspectives, and talents.
These traditions emerged from our founders’ determination to hire the very best lawyers, based entirely on individual merit and without exclusion. With this foundation, we strive to bring together lawyers and business professionals of different backgrounds, skills, and experiences because we recognize that this diversity enriches the firm’s culture and enhances the quality of our work.
In 2018, the firm launched REACH, our designated diversity mentoring program for 1L law students from underrepresented backgrounds in the legal profession. Our firm’s intent behind this program is to extend our outreach and invest in the development of our future leaders. Through REACH, our attorneys have been able to make impactful relationships with many first-generational law students. We support our REACH mentees with engagement opportunities such as in-person coffee chats, DE&I Speaker Series events and DE&I-centered celebrations and communications.
Foley Hoag is a proud partner with programs aimed to foster and develop the next generation of attorneys from underrepresented backgrounds, such as the Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO) Law Fellowship and the Law in Tech Diversity Collaborative (LiTD).
Additionally, we regularly sponsor and participate in conferences and job fairs organized by law student groups and other organizations dedicated to addressing recruitment, retention, and promotion of underrepresented groups in the legal industry.