Diversity

PROCOPIO’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

At Procopio, achieving greater diversity, equity and inclusion – be it racial, ethnic, gender, nationality or sexual orientation – within the firm and in the legal profession is more than a philosophy, it is a vital part of our practice and culture.

OUR LATEST ACCOLADE

We're proud to have been named a winner in the 2020 San Diego Business Journal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion awards, the best in midsize companies in San Diego County. Learn some of the steps we took in 2020 that led to this recognition from our Managing Partner, John Alesso:

MANSFIELD CERTIFICATION

Procopio has achieved Mansfield Rule Certification by Diversity Lab. Now in its third iteration, this certification measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. Only a few dozen law firms have achieved this recognition. We have also been recognized a Top Ten AmLaw 200 law firm for Diversity by American Lawyer magazine and a Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys by Law360.

OUR COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

We have long promoted diversity inclusion across the broader legal community through our support of diverse bar associations and law school programs, including scholarship programs. Our latest effort, created by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and our Racial Equality Task Force, is the Procopio Scholarship and Internship Award, given to San Diego law students of color with an initial emphasis on Black candidates and/or candidates who have made significant contributions to the Black community. We are a Law Firm Antiracism Alliance member, and have taken the Diversity Pledge with the San Diego County Bar Association in our ongoing commitment in recruitment and hiring, promotion and leadership, staffing of matters, and community engagement.

WHY IT MATTERS

We invite you to hear directly from some of our attorneys on their perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion:

 

We also invite you to watch short individual interviews of Procopio Partners Adrian Martinez, Susan Daly and Fred Taylor:

  

 

RECOGNITIONS

  • 2021: Listed among Top Law Firms for Diversity, ranking of 200+ largest law firms, American Lawyer magazine (AmLaw 200)
  • 2020: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Winner, Mid-Size Company, San Diego Business Journal
  • 2020: Achieved Mansfield Rule Certification, Diversity Lab
  • 2020: Listed as a Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LMAA) member
  • 2020: Listed among Top Law Firms for Diversity, ranking of 200+ largest law firms, American Lawyer magazine (AmLaw 200)
  • 2020: Inclusion Blueprint winner for attorney diversity in Antitrust, IP, Privacy & Cyber, Diversity Lab and ChIPs
  • 2019: Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys, ranking of mid-size law firms, Law360
  • 2019: Listed among Top Law Firms for Diversity, ranking of 200+ largest law firms, American Lawyer magazine (AmLaw 200)
  • 2019: Top 100 Law Firm for Women, Women Inc. magazine
  • 2018: Listed among Top Law Firms for Diversity, ranking of 200+ largest law firms, American Lawyer magazine (AmLaw 200)
  • 2017: Best Law Firm for Minority Attorneys, ranking of mid-size law firms, Law360
  • 2017: Listed among Top Law Firms for Diversity, ranking of 200+ largest law firms, American Lawyer magazine (AmLaw 200)
  • 2017: Diversity and Inclusion Awards finalist, San Diego Business Journal
  • 2017: Drucilla Stender Ramey Majority-Owned Law Firm Awards finalist, California Minority Counsel Program

THE BOTTOM LINE

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels fosters an environment that supports innovation and creative problem solving to better serve our clients. Diversity and inclusion helps provide a wide range of viewpoints and perspectives to the issues that our clients face, and helps contribute to innovative solutions. It is our goal to create and maintain a firm wide culture and environment that supports and promotes diversity so that all employees, regardless of their background, feel welcome, included, valued, supported and able to succeed and reach their potential of excellence at Procopio.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair: Adriana R. Ochoa

Racial Equality Task Force Chair: Dave Deonarine

Mansfield Rule Coordinator: Mindy M. Morton