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.

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NEXT WEEK 20 June

13th Annual LCLD Alumni Leadership Symposium

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston,

7 November

2024 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention

Hyatt Regency Seattle, Seattle

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Breeanna Brewer Recognized by Best Lawyers in the 9th Edition of Women in the Law

June 7, 2024

Los Angeles Business Journal Selects Amelia Sargent to the 2024 Women of Influence: Attorneys List

May 28, 2024

MCCA Names Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison a 2024 Rising Star

April 24, 2024

Breeanna Brewer Recognized by Best Lawyers in the 9th Edition of Women in the Law

June 7, 2024

Los Angeles Business Journal Selects Amelia Sargent to the 2024 Women of Influence: Attorneys List

May 28, 2024

MCCA Names Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison a 2024 Rising Star

April 24, 2024