Winstead's Diversity Statement
Winstead is strongly committed to diversity.
The firm strives to recruit, retain and advance men and women of all backgrounds so that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients and our communities. We are proud that our firm is made up of attorneys who bring different perspectives and experiences to the firm, not just through varied cultural backgrounds but also by having lived and practiced in various cities across the country.
We believe that promoting diversity among staff, associates and shareholders makes Winstead a more collegial and competitive firm in the global marketplace. This commitment to diversity applies not only to our own staff, but also to selection of business partners and vendors.
Winstead provides equal employment and advancement opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
From increasing the number of minorities at the associate and partnership levels, to expanding networks with minority associations and adding a minority focus to mentoring programs, Winstead’s Diversity Committee seeks to set the standard of today’s diverse workplace.
Committed to Diversity
Diversity is an essential ingredient of Winstead's culture and success. Our firm and our firm's leadership team are strongly committed to the recruitment, retention, development and advancement of men and women of all backgrounds so that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients and our communities. This commitment to diversity applies to our attorneys, staff and to the selection of our business partners and vendors. Winstead is proud to have women and minorities serving at all levels of firm leadership, including the Board of Directors, as Office Managing Partner, Practice Group Chair, and on many internal committees and teams.
Winstead's Diversity Committee, headed by Shareholder Yasmin Atasi, includes John Arnold, Al Axe, Marcus Brown, Brittany Byrd, Deanna Caldwell, Todd Chen, Noelle Garsek, Keneisha Miller, Carrie Nie, James Ruiz, Teresa Schneider, Patty Stewart (director of human resources) and Dominique Anderson (director of recruiting), works closely with the firm's Board of Directors to identify and implement the firm's diversity initiatives.