Diversity & Inclusiveness

Statement on Diversity & Inclusiveness

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie believes that today’s legal and business challenges are best addressed by the innovative and multidimensional thinking that results when teams include individuals of different backgrounds, experiences, and talents. Serving our clients’ needs, therefore, demands that we continually strive to engage, develop, and position such individuals to succeed. Central to our standard of excellence is our commitment to diversity and inclusion, made manifest through concrete, active efforts both internal to the firm and external in the communities it serves.  

Internal programs specifically support affinity groups of women, minority, and LGBT lawyers, as well as providing opportunities for meaningful interaction across offices, practices, and other identity groups. These programs range from regular dinners for affinity groups to specialized listserves to a firmwide, twice-yearly book discussion group open to all firm employees. We also acknowledge that the complexity of human experience includes a variety of other identities that may interact to shape each individual in unique and nuanced ways. We seek to instill appreciation for the value of such intersectional differences in current and future firm leaders who will participate in the engagement and development of all our lawyers. 

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

News

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorney Appointed to College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Named to 40 and Under Hot List
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorney Receives 2019 Steven A. Hirsch Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorney Receives 2019 Barbara Barrett Arizona Women's Education and Employment Icon Award
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorneys Appointed Officers of Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Attorney Receives Award from Hispanic National Bar Association
Sam Chang Named Chairman of FSL Board of Directors
Congratulations to Hilary Wells who successfully completed the Certified Information Privacy Professional course and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.
Prominent Bankruptcy Attorney Joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Litigation Practice
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Selects New Chair of Recruiting Committee
State Bar of Arizona Appoints Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Attorney to Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section Executive Council
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Announces New Leaders of Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups
Service to Military Families Earns Collins Distinguished 40 Under Forty Award
Cindy Villanueva Selected as a Top Lawyer Under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Partner Frances Haynes Named Fellow of Construction Lawyers Society of America
Military Spouse Network Honors Bobbie Collins with Volunteer Service Award
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Sues Trademark Infringers of Tapatio Hot Sauce Over Marijuana-Infused Sauce
Freeman inducted as chair of ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee

Events

Los Abogados Gala - Sponsor
The LGBT Bar Annual Lavender Conference - Sponsor
International Women's Day - Firm Event
Colorado Bankers Association's Women in Banking Conference - Sponsor
Arizona Collaborative Bar Annual Reception - Sponsor
Center for Legal Inclusiveness & Diversity Annual Summit - Sponsor
Japan America Society of Colorado Annual Gala Kanpai 2018 - Sponsor
California Nations Indian Gaming Association Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference - Sponsor

Programs & Sponsorships

In our Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tucson offices, the firm provides an annual writing internship for a diverse law student to work at the firm and learn her or his craft. In Denver, this internship is a part of the Nosler Scholarship, which also provides a tuition scholarship for the student’s third year. In Phoenix, the firm sponsors the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, which arranges and provides stipends for judicial externships for diverse law students. The firm and its lawyers are involved with a wide range of community organizations promoting diversity and inclusion, such as diversity bar organizations, state bar task forces on diversity, and community organizations such as the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Anti-Defamation League. 

Organizations & Affiliations

Arizona Asian American Bar Association
Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Arizona Women's Appointment Collaboration
Arizona Women's Education and Employment (AWEE)
Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
Asociatión Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual
Colorado Women's Bar Association
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Denver
Fairways to Hope
Fresh Start Women's Foundation
Hispanic National Bar Association
Homeward Bound
Korean American Bar Association
Law Women of UCLA
Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
Military Spouse JD Network
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
National Association of Professional Women
Native American Bar Association
Native American Bar Association of Arizona
Native American Bar Association of DC
Navajo Nation Bar Association
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
State Bar of Arizona Minorities in the Profession Committee
The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center
Tribal In-House Counsel Association (TICA)