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Determined to make a difference


Trailblazers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Goldberg Segalla is deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community, and is consistently recognized as a trailblazer for our efforts in this important work.

In addition to a long history of leading regional and national diversity-focused legal organizations at the highest levels, our team works tirelessly to nurture and mentor rising law students, attract and recruit diverse talent, create an inclusive culture, and cultivate diverse leadership within the firm and within the legal community. We are gratified to receive consistent recognition for the innovative programs we have developed and the results we have been able to achieve inside the firm and across the wider business and legal landscape.

“The more diverse you are, the more creative and innovative the firm will be and, from that, the client can only benefit.

Lisa M. Only, Partner

A talented and diverse team

To put our commitment into practice, we have a Diversity Task Force in place to conceive and implement diversity-focused programs, as well as give diversity a voice in our decision making at the highest level. The individuals on this task force share the firm’s determination to increase the representation of talented, diverse individuals throughout the firm, and use their unique experiences and backgrounds to support and advance that goal. The team meets regularly to create programs, schedule events, establish diversity initiatives, set long-term goals, and develop strategies to recruit and retain people from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

I feel lucky that my entire legal career has been at a firm that is exceptionally supportive of diversity. We need to pave the way for others so that, several years from now, we’re not talking about diverse lawyers in senior positions like it’s a rare thing.

Joe Hanna, Partner

If you have questions regarding any of the firm’s diversity initiatives or would like to discuss ideas regarding increasing diversity in the legal profession, please contact Joseph M. Hanna (716.566.5447; or another member of our Diversity Task Force.