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White & Case LLP’s strength is their people, and they are committed to creating a culture of equal opportunity, respect and belonging that uplifts and empowers their team.
Since their founding in 1901, White & Case has grown into an international law firm (based in New York City) with 45 offices in 31 countries worldwide. They are one of the top ten law firms worldwide in terms of revenue and specialize in guiding their clients through difficult issues by bringing their insight, judgment and innovative approach to each situation — ultimately providing exactly what their customers need.
To achieve their goals, shape their culture and guide their unique spirit, White & Case relies on three core values:
Pioneering: Seizing opportunities to innovate and grow.
United: Acting as one firm with a shared sense of purpose.
Human: Caring about each other and the world.
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To create an environment where employees of all backgrounds can thrive, White & Case promotes a culture of respect, support, acceptance and belonging. Their goal is to create a culture “where all people feel accepted for who they are, experience a sense of belonging and are empowered to unite across differences,” the firm says.
Their work in this area includes advancing women in their firm. As part of this, they have a Global Women’s Initiative that is dedicated to developing and retaining women leaders and providing them with the experiences and tools that they need to succeed in leadership roles. There are currently 26 women’s networks with engagement in 41 offices.
White & Case also provides dedicated programs to help women and other employees grow and develop their careers. These include: a Leadership Speaker Series, a sponsorship program for women on potential tracks for partnership, executive coaching, a Senior Development Program, a Women Partners Forum and other programs to support women in business development and preparing for leadership roles.
The Firm has also “made great progress in enhancing its diversity, and received Mansfield Rule Certification Plus in 2021, 2020 and 2019 from Diversity Lab, following receiving Mansfield Rule Certification in 2018, its inaugural year,” says the firm. Further, “The Firm received Women in Law Empowerment Forum certification as a Gold Standard Firm in the US and UK in 2020,” and they were recognized “for Tipping the Scales by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, for having 50% or more women in [their] 2020 US-based new partner class.”
As part of empowering their workforce, White & Case also offers ten Affinity Networks and five Learning Clubs to create global communities for their people. These networks and clubs are dedicated to identifying personal and professional development and networking opportunities, as well as to providing chances to raise concerns, address challenges, provide feedback and advocate for change.
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And, White & Case isn’t only dedicated to doing good by their employees, they aim to do good by the world as well. For instance, the Firm pursues racial justice and equality, aims to fight injustice and advocates for LGBT+ equality and inclusion.
Further, their Global Citizenship Initiative describes their role as active participants in the global community. Through this initiative, employees and the company as a whole take part in pro bono work, legal education efforts, volunteer programs, charitable contributions and their responsible business practices, which include their responsibilities as signatory to the UN Global Compact and environmental sustainability initiative.
Using this initiative, the firm fulfills their responsibilities to the global community with the greatest possible impact.
To better support their global team, White & Case provides a wealth of benefits and programs to help employees live their best lives, inside and outside work.
Free, 24/7 access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which offers practical, confidential information and counseling on a variety of topics and can be used by employees and their families.
Opportunities to improve your health, including activities, education opportunities, onsite health screenings and more.
Support for career development, which include mentoring circle programs, sponsorship opportunities to help employees advance into leadership roles and leadership training programs (which include programs tailored to effectively address the needs of women lawyers and feature women facilitators).
Programs and policies to support career flexibility. Employees can take part in programs that support flexible work schedules and leaves, as well as coaching before and after taking leaves.
Parental leave, with the firm providing 12 weeks of full-pay gender-neutral leave to all employees following the birth or placement (in the case of adoption or foster care) of a child. Employees taking this leave also have free access to confidential leave coaching.
Benefits for mothers and expecting mothers, including access to an on-demand digital health clinic called Maven Maternity, private lactation rooms and a breast milk shipping service.
Care-taking benefits, such as the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage Program, which can be used to avoid missing work or client-related events due to a lack of caregiving arrangements.
It’s no wonder that 100% of FGB'ers say that White & Case treats women fairly and equally to men and 100% would recommend the company to other women. Interested in joining their team? Check out current career opportunities below.
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