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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Collaboration driven by diverse perspectives.

At Husch Blackwell, we believe the diverse dimensions of our attorneys, professionals and staff assist in leading our clients forward. As a team, we are unified by our enthusiasm for client success.

Inclusion is an important value of how we do business and an integral part of our outreach efforts, operations and strategic plans, including a supplier diversity initiative. In concert with Husch Blackwell’s written diversity policy, more than 50 diversity council and committee members set goals, which are executed by the highest levels of firm leadership, including the firm’s chairman, chief executive and executive board. We also have a full team of people dedicated to overseeing our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program. Our mission is to integrate DE&I in every aspect of everything we do.

Mission Statement

Husch Blackwell is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining and promoting talented lawyers and business professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. At Husch Blackwell, diversity encompasses a variety of characteristics and perspectives; including race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, veteran status, disability, socio-economic status, and family and marital status. We firmly believe that our inclusive environment is essential to both the quality of our client service and the personal satisfaction of our lawyers and staff. The result of our commitment is a team of lawyers and staff who are diverse as individuals but unified by our enthusiasm for serving our clients through the practice of law in our communities.

Employee Resource Groups

  • HB Allies
  • HB B.L.A.C.K.
  • HB Pride
  • HB Unidos
  • HB Vets
  • HB Wellness
  • HB Women

Join our team.

Teamwork is at the very foundation of how we practice law. It’s a difference you’ll feel from your very first day. Why? Because we believe that’s the best way to serve our clients. It also creates the very best environment for you and your career to thrive.

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Professional Staff

Law Students

Committed to a culture of respect.
of the 2022 partner class are women
Best Law Firms for Women,
Working Mother

Learn about our subcommittees:

Advancement and Retention

Our firm believes that the talent, knowledge and perspectives of our people will lead our clients to successful outcomes. Discover more.


Husch Blackwell seeks out the next generation of diverse talent and encourages our attorneys to mentor young legal minds. Find out more.


Across 25 offices, including our Link Virtual Office, Husch Blackwell recruits diverse incoming talent, experience and knowledge to our firm. Get more information.

Women's Initiative

Husch Blackwell assists women working at all experience levels to build relationships and grow their careers. Learn more.


Husch Blackwell empowers protégés toward advancement. Find out more.

Testimonials Ky Willson, Senior Staff Analyst - Title VI, Office of Business Opportunity

“Husch Blackwell’s Diversity and Inclusion event was fantastic. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to hear from Sandy Hellums-Gomez and Arturo Michel, and understand what other organizations are doing. I want to thank you for your commitment within both private and public entities. I look forward to learning more and engaging in such meaningful work.”

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Testimonials Tricia "TJ" Jackson, Senior Associate, Austin

"The DE&I culture at Husch Blackwell means acknowledging the unique and inherent challenges that diverse attorneys and employees face, and then taking intentional steps, not only to mitigate those challenges as they apply in the workplace, but also closing the gap in representation by advancing diverse individuals into the highest levels of leadership."

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Testimonials Catarina Colón, Associate, Milwaukee

"The responsibility of ensuring that Husch Blackwell is a diverse and inclusive workplace falls on all of us, not just our colleagues of color and firm leadership. Learning about DE&I is a continuous process, consisting of both education and action. While HB Communities of Change is a great place to start, I encourage all HB attorneys and staff to continue to do your research, recognize your privilege, fight racial injustice, and become better allies for your friends and colleagues." 

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Testimonials Angela Harden, Senior Associate, Milwaukee

"DE&I is about more than acknowledging the differences between colleagues at Husch Blackwell. It is about celebrating those differences, seeing what makes them special, and making the affirmative choice to learn about someone that may not look, love or believe like you. This is what makes our Husch Blackwell family unique." 

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Testimonials Kate Boren, Associate, Denver

"I chose Husch Blackwell because of its commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I). Through the firm’s DE&I leadership, inclusion is discussed and pushed forward on all levels – the entire depth of what inclusion means, not merely the standard definition of diversity. This was a concept that never surfaced when speaking with other firms." 

Find out why Kate chose her career at Husch Blackwell
Articles | August 2020
KC Counselor: Mankind Is Our Business
Speaking Engagements | June 16, 2022
Panelist, "Philanthropy Panel Discussion," Give Black KC
Webinar | February 24, 2022
DE&I Speaker Series: HB and U-Haul Speak
Webinar | January 26, 2022
DE&I Speaker Series: I am HB
Webinar | March 31, 2021
DE&I Speaker Series: HEARING HERstory
Speaking Engagements | July 23, 2020
Panelist, "RE·CAST: Race, Innovation and Culture"
Speaking Engagements | November 14, 2019
Speaker, "DEI TED Talk," Colorado Bar Association
News Releases | September 09, 2021
Carlos White Named 2021 MCCA "Rising Star"
News Releases | December 18, 2020
Husch Blackwell Elects 23 to 2021 Partnership Class
Media Mentions | September 14, 2020
Calibrate Legal News: Introducing Calibrate ID
News Releases | December 19, 2019
Husch Blackwell Welcomes 22 New Partners

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