Diversity & Inclusion

With more than 170 attorneys and 150 staff members in seven states, we serve our clients locally, nationally and around the globe.  Our attorneys and staff come from richly diverse backgrounds, and we actively support diversity and inclusion within our firm and the community.


 

What Do We Believe

WTP believes that, in order to provide our clients with the best possible service, we must take a firm-wide, pro-active approach to foster a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.  This is not a new concept to WTP, but one that our firm has encouraged for years -- diversity and inclusion are part of our business plan and strategy for success, and we believe they are important for our society as a whole. We are proud of our diversity initiatives and remain committed to enhancing and expanding them.  The needs of the future necessitate a constant and evolving commitment to making diversity and inclusion a priority.
 

How Are We Acting

The Inclusion Committee, co-chaired by the firm’s Managing Partner, Martin T. Fletcher, is committed to enhancing our firm’s diversity.   The Committee is designed to ensure that WTP fosters an environment reflective of society and promotes a diverse workforce that encompasses, without limitation, race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, and disability.  We actively recruit, mentor, develop professionally, support and promote diverse attorneys and staff.  Our goal is to ensure that each of our attorneys and staff has the opportunity to develop her or his full potential and become a leader, both within the firm and in the communities we serve.  We work toward this goal through acceptance, understanding and respect of individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. Through various initiatives, WTP strives to recruit, retain and develop diverse attorneys and staff who can offer the many varied and valuable perspectives that enable us to offer our clients high-quality legal services.  WTP sponsors and supports numerous initiatives to foster inclusion within our firm and the community.  The following are some of our initiatives:
 
  • The Women's Initiative Network ("WIN")
  • Summer Program
  • Internal Firm Tools To Support Inclusion
 

What Does Our Future Hold?

WTP will continue to develop and enhance a positive working environment that focuses on maximizing the inclusion of our attorneys and staff.  We value and celebrate the diversity within our own firm, our clients and the broader communities we live in.  Our ongoing commitment to sustaining a diverse and inclusive firm is central to our success now and in the future.