Haynes Boone


Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace takes a strong commitment to making real, meaningful change. The following 11 steps outline our top-down, bottom-up approach to establishing a culture of inclusion, where each person is empowered, has a voice in decision-making, feels a sense of belonging and has opportunities for advancement.

These are our 11 Actions for Meaningful Change:

  1. Assign value to DEI
  2. Create a succession planning process with a Mansfield Rule-like requirement
  3. Demonstrate commitment of firm leadership
  4. Examine current attorney recruitment processes
  5. Examine promotions and appointments processes
  6. Foster a positive and inclusive environment for all
  7. Institute ongoing mandatory education and training
  8. Integrate DEI into all marketing materials
  9. Evaluate optimal work allocation systems for associates
  10. Enhance integration for black attorneys
  11. Encourage real-time feedback to all associates

Five Things to Know About This Firm

  1. Founded in 1970
  2. Earned a 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index and was named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
  3. A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers received the W. Frank Newton Award for outstanding pro bono effort after a seven-year fight to free two indigent Mexican nationals wrongly convicted and sentenced to life for murder.
  4. Received the Outstanding Firm Contribution Award from the Houston Bar Foundation for significant contributions and volunteer work on behalf of the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  5. Offers 1L and 2L Diversity Scholarship opportunities