Press Release May 01, 2009

Goodwin Procter Launches the GLBT Initiative

We are pleased to announce that Goodwin Procter has taken the next step in expanding its diversity program with the recent launch of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender ("GLBT") Initiative. Led by Partners Bill Weiss and Scott Webster, the GLBT Initiative will focus on:

  • Recruiting talented GLBT law students through increased outreach and visibility on campus;
  • Creating a supportive and welcoming community for GLBT professionals at the firm; and
  • Networking and collaborating with the GLBT community across the legal profession.

"Diversity is an integral part of our firm’s vision, strategy and continued success. It’s also part of the foundation of our culture,” stated Regina Pisa, Chairman and Managing Partner of Goodwin Procter. “We recognize the importance of diversity in our workforce and to our client base. As our clients become more diverse, it’s important that we continue to promote a diverse workforce to help us respond to our clients’ changing needs,” Pisa further commented.

The GLBT Initiative is the firm's newest addition to its diversity program.