At Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, diversity of perspective matters. We understand the importance of hiring, promoting and retaining lawyers of color, women lawyers and lawyers with ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds. We realize that diversity of perspective makes HPTY stronger and our lawyers more effective in the results we achieve for our clients. The firm measures itself not just by trial victories and exceeding client expectations, but with the quality of the people who work here. As a result of searching for different perspectives, HPTY has placed a priority on building the firm on a foundation of inclusion. We know that our unique collection of life experiences and varied personal perspectives allows our firm to better identify with and serve the needs of our clients.

Many of our attorneys hold leadership positions in state and local bar associations and other non-profit organizations that are dedicated to legal education and mentoring opportunities in a diverse community. We support these attorneys by, among other things, sponsoring and participating in programs for minority organizations, including but not limited to the National Bar Association, Corporate Counsel for Women of Color, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Latin American Association, and Defense Research Institute’s Diversity Committee.

According to the most recent National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Legal Employers survey, HPTY meets or exceeds the national diversity averages for law firms of our size. In the 2016 Law Firm Gender Index presented by Bloomberg Law, we received an A- rating amongst 1,200 firms in the United States, which used advanced data mining techniques to compare firms and offices against each other on a very granular level to determine which firms are actually succeeding in their gender diversity efforts. Simply stated, our success in attracting and retaining diverse lawyers evidences our commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Diversity Committee Co-Chairs

Mark K. Hsu
Ana T. Portillo