“One of the main lessons of 2020 for Reed Smith was that, while successful and while every bit a part of the core of Reed Smith, we needed to put [our DE&I program] on jet fuel … stop, rethink, expand, recommit to an ever more diverse Reed Smith.”

Authors: Alexander Y. Thomas

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Global Managing Partner Sandy Thomas discusses Reed Smith’s core values and its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program – and how 2020’s events were a call to action for the firm to do even more. The result is a new Racial Equity Action Plan with clear, tangible goals for increasing the number of Black lawyers and staff at the firm and in leadership positions.