diversity & inclusion

At Willenken, we believe in the strength that diversity and inclusion bring to our practice. As a minority-owned, majority-women law firm, these principles are our hallmarks.

Our firm is comprised of women and men of different racial, ethnic, and social backgrounds—we are Indian-American, Chinese-American, Japanese-American, and African-American, among other ethnicities. We staff all of our cases with a diverse group of partners and associates by virtue of the composition of our firm.

Diversity is not just a slogan for us—it’s a core aspect of who we are and how we win. Simply put, our diversity helps us avoid the pitfalls of conformity and make smarter decisions based on an objective review of the facts. Numerous research studies have found that diverse teams consistently outperform the homogeneous. Greater diversity leads to thinking that is both more rational and more innovative.

“Diverse teams are more likely to constantly re-examine facts and remain objective. They may also encourage greater scrutiny of each member’s actions, keeping their joint cognitive resources sharp and vigilant.”

— “Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter,” Harvard Business Review

At Willenken, we don’t have to go out of our way to ensure that broad-based thinking occurs within every case—it happens organically because of who we are and where we came from. This approach helps us build credibility with clients and juries alike.

diversity & inclusion at willenken: a snapshot

Our composition: We are certified as a minority-owned law firm by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, as qualified under the criteria of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. More than half of our attorneys are minorities and the majority are women.

Our association involvement and awards: Our attorneys are actively involved through membership and leadership roles in the following diversity-driven organizations and associations and have received several diversity-related awards.

upcoming events (View all)

NEXT WEEK 2 March

NAMWOLF Driving Diversity & Leadership Conference 2024

JW Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana

7 November

2024 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention

Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle

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Daily Journal Names Paul Loh a 2024 Leading Commercial Litigator

January 24, 2024

Los Angeles Business Journal Recognizes Paul Loh and Jason Wilson As 2024 Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys

January 22, 2024

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Named to the 2023 “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s” List by Los Angeles Business Journal

December 18, 2023

Daily Journal Names Paul Loh a 2024 Leading Commercial Litigator

January 24, 2024

Los Angeles Business Journal Recognizes Paul Loh and Jason Wilson As 2024 Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys

January 22, 2024

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison Named to the 2023 “Leaders of Influence: Thriving in Their 40s” List by Los Angeles Business Journal

December 18, 2023