In June of 2020, the firm issued a statement underscoring its commitment to racial equality and social justice. In communication with lawyers and staff, firm leadership addressed the events across the country and renewed the firm’s commitment to continue to pursue ways where we can make an immediate difference in our respective communities and expanded on the firm’s D&I and pro bono efforts. Our collaboration with the more than a 100 corporations and advocacy organizations is focused on a 5-Point Action Agenda, with the core tenants promoted being inclusion, raising awareness, denouncing bias, supporting communities (most vulnerable to COVID-19), and to engage in strategic philanthropic efforts.

Our D&I Team is connecting with national civil rights organizations, local legal services organizations, and affinity-based law student associations to explore where we can be most helpful. Most recently, we committed more than $2M to supporting diverse bar associations, advocacy organizations, and internal training and development for our lawyers and staff.

DLA Piper has also joined more that 125 law firms across the country to participate in the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA). A truly historic collaboration for law firms, this alliance will work with legal services organizations to collectively devote substantial pro bono resources to further racial justice and address systemic racism.

DLA Piper has joined more than 45 law firms and a number of Fortune 100 general counsel to form the Alliance for Asian American Justice (the Alliance), which will support Asian American communities by providing pro bono legal services aimed at holding the perpetrators of anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment accountable for their actions.

In addition to providing pro bono resources through the Alliance, DLA Piper will also provide meaningful financial support to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) that will support their ability to take on these anti-Asian cases, along with impactful community-based programs.