Hogan Lovells becomes signatory to American Bar Association Pledge for Change and disability diversity

Washington, D.C., 3 December 2020 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has become a signatory to the American Bar Association (ABA) “Disability Diversity in the Legal Profession: A Pledge for Change,” further affirming its commitment to disability diversity.

To mark International Day of People with Disabilities, the Pledge is based on the need to enhance opportunities in the legal profession and recognize that the legal and business interests of the clients and populations we serve require representation that reflects the diversity of our people and communities. It is intended to be a Pledge for Change for law departments, firms, agencies, law schools, state and local bar associations, courthouses, and organizations.

Hogan Lovells' Americas Professional Development & Diversity Partner, Carine Stoick, said: "We are delighted to become a signatory to the ABA’s Pledge to improve disability diversity in the legal profession. This builds upon on our commitment to support the growth and development of all our people, and embed an inclusive culture across the firm. By becoming a signatory, Hogan Lovells commits to encouraging others in the legal industry to follow suit."

The firm also announced today it has become a member of The Valuable 500, the largest network of global CEOs dedicated to diversity. Delivering on its commitment to diversity and inclusion and responsible business is a strategic priority for Hogan Lovells, with ability inclusion a core focus the firm recognizes is crucial to achieving the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Hogan Lovells also provides pro bono legal advice to clients including the International Boccia Federation, the International Paralympic Committee, and the Japanese Para-Sports Association. In the run-up to the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, the firm is sponsoring the Japan Riding Association for the Disabled, working in partnership to raise awareness in Japan of people with disabilities and the need for more inclusion of those with disabilities in sport. The firm's sponsorship will provide para equestrian athletes with additional support as they pursue their sport.

CEO Miguel Zaldivar appointed Susan Bright to the role of Global Managing Partner for Diversity & Inclusion and Responsible Business, which took effect on 1 July 2020, to lead the firm’s efforts on delivering on our commitments to Diversity & Inclusion, Citizenship and sustainability.

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