Winston & Strawn

The law firm is dedicated to providing a professionally challenging, collaborative, and personally enjoyable workplace, which is underscored by its longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility. Over the course of 2021, Winston & Strawn has undertaken a number of major initiatives to support its approach to constantly improving its culture and increasing diversity. For example, its executive committee adopted new three-year strategic DEI goals, including goals to increase the representation of women, racial/ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ+ lawyers in the workforce, in leadership positions, and among the most highly compensated. Progress is measured on a quarterly basis and the firm has goals to reward inclusive staffing. It also launched the fourth cohort of its D&I Associate Sponsorship Program, which pairs high-potential women, minority, and LGBTQ+ associates in their fifth and sixth year with sponsors from the firm’s executive committee. The long-term fruits of this program were also seen in 2021, with four of its 2018 protégés elevated to the partnership and two to of counsel positions.