Firm’s Los Angeles Office Featured for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts, Supportive and Friendly Culture
Mintz has been selected for inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s inaugural list of “Best Law Firms,” which highlights the top 25 law firms to work for in the region. The firm was featured as a great place to work in a special supplement published on November 25.
To create this list, the Los Angeles Business Journal studied law firms around the region and focused primarily on the following factors: the salary/bonus scale; benefits and support programs offered to staff; work-life balance; percentage of the firm comprised of women and leadership positions held by women; minority/ethnic diversity and leadership; diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs overall; and innovative ways the firm excels in terms of workplace and morale.
Mintz was chosen in particular for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For example, the firm has been recognized with a Gold Standard Certification by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum for achieving high levels of firm partnership and leadership roles held by women. Additionally, Mintz received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Mintz’s “Best Law Firms” profile highlighted the firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and related accolades, as well as the supportive and friendly culture in the Los Angeles office. “Managing Partner, Joshua Briones, says good morning to everyone he sees in the office. He shares meals with team members and initiated Coffee Cart Mondays where attorneys serve coffee and afternoon snacks to staff,” the profile noted.
Notably, under Mr. Briones’ leadership, Mintz’s Los Angeles office has more than tripled in size and developed additional capabilities in specialty practice areas. Mr. Briones has also led the way in promoting the firm’s diversity initiative and its commitment to community service. In particular, he is responsible for initiating the Los Angeles office’s annual Women’s Event, which features insights from successful women in the law and is open to members of the local legal and business communities. In addition, Mr. Briones spearheads the Los Angeles office's “Lawyer for a Day” program, which brings in local middle school students to learn about the legal system and profession.
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