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At Kegler Brown, we believe that diversity drives innovation and that people thrive and do their best work in an environment where they can be their full, authentic selves. From a purely business perspective, it's been proven that companies with a diverse workforce outperform their peers and are simply more profitable.

We also believe in the value of an inclusive culture where every person is empowered to freely share their ideas, experiences, and beliefs. We understand how losing diverse talent early in their careers makes it more difficult to attain diversity in partnership and firm leadership, which in turn makes it more difficult to retain young diverse talent. Our goal is to make Kegler Brown a place where every member of the firm has a deep sense of pride, passion, and belonging.

We also know that diversity + inclusion is important to our clients and the community we serve. For example, in January 2019, more than 170 general counsels and chief legal officers of companies signed an open letter to law firms demanding that outside law firms “reflect the diversity of the legal community and the companies and the customers [they] serve.”

At Kegler Brown, we value our ability to provide top-quality client service while also creating a positive and inclusive workplace that encourages the growth of our firm members. Therefore, our ongoing mission is to foster an environment that reflects the diversity of culture, thought, and background of the community in which we work and live, because doing so benefits every aspect of how we do business. 

Kegler Brown’s 2020 Diversity Scholarship

Each year, Kegler Brown awards a $10,000 scholarship to a first-year law student as part of our D+I mission. 

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3 Steps to Become a Better Law Firm

Apps Akpofure writes in Columbus Business First about how law firms can improve by integrating D+I into how they do business. 

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Kegler Brown’s Diversity Reception

We’re hosting a reception in celebration of the Columbus legal community’s cultural diversity + its impact. 

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