Knobbe Martens Recognized for Diversity of Equity Partnership by Law360
Knobbe Martens has one of the most diverse equity partnerships in the U.S. according to Law360’s 2020 “Diversity Snapshot” report, an annual analysis that examines the representation of minority attorneys at hundreds of U.S. firms. Knobbe Martens ranked third among law firms with 251-600 attorneys, joining a total of 40 firms of all sizes the publication identified as “outpacing their peers and demonstrating that strides can be made toward diversifying those upper ranks.”
“Our commitment to taking concrete steps to increase the representation of attorneys from diverse backgrounds is not only one of Knobbe Martens’ core values, it is a key reason we have grown to become one of the foremost IP firms in the country,” said Managing Partner Steven Nataupsky. “While I’m certainly proud whenever the firm is recognized for our diversity, there is still a great deal of work to be done.”
Knobbe Martens’ dedication to fostering a dynamic and diverse workplace includes active outreach and recruitment, internal programs led by the firm’s Diversity Committee that ensure the needs and goals of diverse attorneys and staff are being met and valued, and an annual 1L Diversity Scholarship Program for first-year students belonging to groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession.