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, and Japanese-American, among other ethnicities. We staff 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 allows us to 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 organization and association involvement: Our attorneys are actively involved through membership and leadership roles in the following diversity-driven organizations and associations:

upcoming events (View all)

latest firm news (View All)

Willenken Recognized by Benchmark Litigation for the Fourth Consecutive Year

October 23, 2020

Willenken Joins the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance

August 26, 2020

Emily Viglietta Joins Willenken as Of Counsel

August 25, 2020

Willenken Recognized by Benchmark Litigation for the Fourth Consecutive Year

October 23, 2020

Willenken Joins the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance

August 26, 2020

Emily Viglietta Joins Willenken as Of Counsel

August 25, 2020