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Affinity Groups

At Thompson & Knight, we understand the importance of coming together and fostering a sense of community. The following groups are important sources of camaraderie, support, development, and networking for our women and diverse attorneys.

TK became a signatory to the Houston Bar Association Gender Equality Commitment Statement on April 2, 2019. By signing the HBA’s recently revised statement, the Firm commits to developing and using objective and unbiased criteria in evaluating female attorneys for partnerships and leadership positions, and promoting policies and practices that retain and advance women.

50%

Female attorneys make up half of TK's 2020 new Partner class

40% of TK's Management Committee members are women and/or self-identify as ethnically diverse

Named one of the "Best Places to Work" by the Dallas Business Journal for 16 consecutive years

55%

More than half of TK Associates are gender and/or ethnically diverse

Women’s Initiative Committee

The overall goal of the Women’s Initiative is to assist the Firm’s women attorneys in developing mentoring relationships and marketing opportunities to support their advancement and promotion. In particular, the Women’s Initiative focuses on the integration of women attorneys into the Firm, creating networking and marketing opportunities for women attorneys, and providing ongoing client and professional development.

Emily Miller, Partner, Women’s Initiative Co-Chair

Lee Meyercord, Partner, Women’s Initiative Co-Chair

We recognize the importance of diversity at the highest levels of the Firm:

  • 60% of our hiring partners are women.
  • 60% of our 2020 equity partner promotions are women.
  • 50% of our 2020 class of new partners are women.
  • 40% of our Management Committee members are women.
  • Women Partners lead Firm-wide practice groups:
  • Women Partners lead our hiring efforts:

LGBTQ Affinity Group

LGBTK, the Firm’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Affinity Group, is a new effort to assist in creating and maintaining an open and supportive working environment where everyone feels comfortable in the workplace, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The overall goal of LGBTK is to build a stronger sense of community among our LGBTQ attorneys and provide mentoring and professional development opportunities to support their advancement and promotion.

Jessica Morrison, Partner Ally Representative

 


 

TKBLAC (TK Black Lawyer Affinity Council)

Demetra Liggins, Partner Representative