DE&I at Dentons

We value the diverse perspectives and experiences you bring, and we see inclusivity as an active responsibility we all share. At Dentons, you don’t have to choose between a great career and an inclusive workplace. We are committed to implementing best practices to foster inclusive hiring, development, advancement and retention of talent. As the world’s largest law firm, the unique views and backgrounds of our people are essential to our success.

Affinity Groups: Dentons’ Asian, Black, Disability/Accessibility, Hispanic/Latinix, LGBT+, Native American, Parents/Carers and Veterans Affinity Groups help foster an inclusive culture by supporting the professional advancement of  their members through networking, mentoring, training and business development opportunities.

WomenLEAD (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Advancement and Development): Provides tools and opportunities to help women develop and advance. The national and local WomenLEAD Committees arrange networking opportunities, training programs, and business and client development events to help women succeed in the profession.

Allyship: Colleagues from all offices and all job functions come together in “Allyship Pods” throughout the year. Through these small-group learning and discussion sessions, participants challenge their own biases, share their personal experiences and take part in exercises to become better allies. Pods are designed for participants from all backgrounds, offices, practice groups and titles to engage in self-reflection and storytelling sessions focused on topics such as Microaggressions, Covering, Cultural Competency, Intersectionality and more.

Diversity and Inclusion events: We host internal events to celebrate cultural heritages, foster inclusive conversations with our employees and clients, and raise awareness of diversity and inclusion issues and topics firm-wide. We also annually host the Navigating to Big Law event, designed to educate underrepresented law students about careers in Big Law.

Spotlight on our student initiatives

Dentons LCLD 1L Scholar Award: Awarded to LCLD 1L Scholars in select offices. At the completion of a successful first summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to return to the firm for a second summer, LCLD Scholars will receive $5,000. Scholars who return for a second summer will receive an additional $5,000 at the completion of a successful second summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to join the firm as an entry-level associate.

Colorado Pledge to Diversity Partnership: This competitive program is intended to provide opportunities for law students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Dentons participates bi-annually to offer a Colorado Law or Denver Law 1L student with a paid position in our Summer Associate Program.

Drake Law School’s Cady Law Opportunity Fellow Program: Awarded to a 1L in our Des Moines office, the Cady Fellow participates in a mentorship program throughout their first year of law school, attends weekly leadership trainings, and has a five-week paid position in our Summer Associate Program.

Diversity Career Fairs and Workshops: Dentons participates annually in the LGBT Bar Lavender Law Career Fair, the Indianapolis Bar Association Diversity Job Fair, the National BLSA Job Fair and Conference, the Northeastern Black Law Students Association Job Fair, and the Southeastern Minority Job Fair.