AT GIBNEY, WE BELIEVE IN A CORPORATE CULTURE THAT PROMOTES AND APPRECIATES DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES, BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES. This philosophy not only creates a better work environment, but enhances the quality of work and results we deliver to our clients.
Gibney’s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Gibney has a proud history of counseling domestic and international clients, assisting them in navigating the legal landscape as they grow their businesses, intellectual property, and talent in the United States. Because of the breadth of the firm’s practice, Gibney has attracted attorneys and other professionals from four continents and more than a dozen countries.
We believe that we are strengthened and invigorated by the diverse opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, ideas, and thinking of our professionals. By promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment, Gibney has access to a global spectrum of ideas and perspectives, thereby positioning us to provide the best legal services for our local and international clients.
Gibney attributes much of its success to the firm’s welcoming and inclusive work environment where the diverse backgrounds of our attorneys and staff are celebrated and each individual is not only given the opportunity to succeed, but is fully supported in their efforts to do so. Gibney is proud of our uniquely diverse culture of inclusion that welcomes people of all backgrounds, no matter their ethnicity, national origin, culture, race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, partnership or family status, religion, ancestry, age, disabilities, and veteran status.
Gibney’s diversity and inclusion efforts seek to maintain an environment characterized by acceptance and respect for all individuals. This Diversity and Inclusion Policy was implemented upon the recommendation of Gibney’s Management Committee and the unanimous vote of the partnership. As a result, it is embraced by the firm’s leadership. To ensure the continued success of our diversity efforts, Gibney formed a Diversity & Inclusion Committee comprised of partners, associates, and professional staff and charged it with the task of developing and carrying out a diversity action plan.
At its core, Gibney’s diversity and inclusion efforts focus on recruitment, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys and staff. At Gibney, we want to attract lawyers and staff from diverse backgrounds who will stay with the firm and help lead the firm into the future.
Access to Meaningful Work
Gibney carefully tracks associate development and monitors access to meaningful work assignments and client exposure, ensuring that both opportunities are equally available to all associates. The firm’s partner/associate ratio creates many opportunities for early responsibility on a variety of matters. All of Gibney’s associates receive meaningful feedback through an annual review each year. Partners provide informal feedback on an ongoing basis. In addition, Gibney has established an Associates Committee which, among other things, gives voice to associates’ interests in further training, career development, work opportunities, and firm culture.
The firm’s practice group leaders are charged with fostering the success of diverse lawyers within each of the practice groups by ensuring that opportunities are equally available to all attorneys.
Gibney is proud of its reputation as a highly collegial firm where each employee and professional is viewed as an integral member of the Gibney community. We know that collegiality doesn’t just happen. We remain mindful of the need for us to ensure that our firm continues to be a place where everyone is welcome and valued, and where everyone feels they belong. Gibney supports these efforts in numerous ways, including hosting regularly scheduled social and educational events where employees are encouraged to interact with one another across all practice groups and with colleagues of all levels. Gibney also supports the efforts of our professionals who work with local organizations to help make the legal profession more inclusive and accessible to a broad spectrum of the population.
Gibney values its attorneys and staff by supporting them professionally and personally, beginning with the date of hire through the course of their careers at the firm. There are many Gibney alumni with whom we continue to maintain close relationships. Gibney believes that these efforts will strengthen the firm and make it better able to serve its increasingly diverse clients both now and in the future.