Wiggin and Dana believes inclusion, diversity, and equity enhance our ability to develop creative and exceptional approaches to serving the legal profession, clients, and the community. We actively seek to attract, retain, and promote individuals with diverse backgrounds, and to provide all of our attorneys and staff with meaningful opportunities to thrive at each stage of their careers. We are committed to inclusion, diversity, and equity by fostering a culture of inclusion in all Firm endeavors; educating our colleagues on the value of diversity; and championing the goal of attaining equity amongst our ranks on all levels. With a particular focus on increasing representation in currently underrepresented categories, the Firm seeks to identify ways to increase recruitment, retention, development and promotion of diverse lawyers. We promote strategies and initiatives which help us fulfill our goals for inclusion, diversity and equity; and we identify and encourage Firm participation in, as well as sponsorship of, community activities which support these same goals.
The Firm is one of the initial signatories to The Connecticut Legal Community's Diversity & Inclusion Pledge & Plan, which calls on legal organizations to reaffirm their ongoing commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within their own organizations and within the Connecticut legal community as a whole. The Plan provides for a collaborative effort that is intended to identify and implement best practices for the promotion of diversity and inclusion, with a different focus for each of the next several years, including education and training, hiring and pipeline initiatives, retention, and leadership and career advancement. Wiggin and Dana is also a founding member of the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity (“LCD”), an organization that aims to “unite the resources, energy, and commitment of the State's leading law firms, corporations, public sector entities, law schools, and state bar associations in the joint mission of making Connecticut and Western Massachusetts a more attractive place for attorneys of color and other diverse individuals to practice law and find satisfying professional opportunities.”