Initiatives

Troutman Sanders supports many initiatives that foster an inclusive environment and help all its personnel balance commitments to clients and family:

Domestic Partnership Benefits

Troutman Sanders offers domestic partnership insurance benefits and has a longstanding policy against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Women’s Forum

The Troutman Sanders Women’s Forum is a framework to increase the visibility of our women lawyers and their accomplishments, provide expanded professional and business development opportunities, and provide a supportive environment for the continued recruitment, promotion and retention of women lawyers firm-wide.

Moms' Group

The Moms' Group at Troutman Sanders includes both full and part-time women lawyers with children of all ages and provides the opportunity to discuss issues of common concern among a support network such as part-time employment options with the firm and child-care providers.

Charitable Giving

The firm allocates a significant amount of its annual charitable, diversity, and civic contributions budget toward nonprofit organizations with a diverse constituency or whose mission directly influenced the issue of diversity, including the Latin American Association, National Association of Chinese Americans, Stonewall Bar Association and South Asian Bar Association, Georgia Hispanic Chamber, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), Equality Virginia, Stakeholders, Inc., Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF).

Recruiting

Troutman Sanders proactively recruits a diverse team of lawyers by visiting law school campuses, participating in many minority job fairs, including the Lavender Law job fair, and sponsoring a variety of associations that connect minority law students to internships and job opportunities in the legal industry.

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