In collaboration with the Firm, develop and execute a comprehensive DE&I and TD strategy, including:
identifying goals, success metrics, and accountability measures;
assessing the impact of current DE&I and TD efforts, identifying gaps/opportunities that require new approaches, and implementing new programs as necessary;
recruiting candidates that support the Firm’s business needs, with a focus on attracting diverse attorneys (including, but not limited to, attorneys of color, women, and LGBTQ+ attorneys);
facilitating attorney and staff professional development, including programs to improve retention and progress of diverse attorneys;
developing performance feedback programs; and
implementing educational opportunities that promote a climate of respect, raise awareness about topical DE&I and racial justice issues, and support the unique needs of diverse attorneys and staff.
Design and conduct assessments of DE&I and TD programs to evaluate their impact and measure their ROI.
Provide guidance on employee relations and employee communications.
Build and maintain a robust, ongoing campaign for both internal and external communications regarding DE&I and/or TD priorities, leveraging the Firm’s intra- and internet sites and social media.
Prepare and manage a departmental budget.
At least 10 years of experience in DE&I and TD is required, and prior experience working within law firms or professional services companies is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. from an ABA accredited law school preferred.
Understanding of applicable laws.
Critical thinking and analytical skills.
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP is committed to creating and fostering a diverse workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities as to all terms, conditions, processes and benefits of employment without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles, including braids, locks, and twists), ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Founded in 1962, Knobbe, Martens has about 300 attorneys and scientists and is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent full-service intellectual property law firms. The firm has offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.
At Knobbe Martens we are committed to providing our clients with a complete spectrum intellectual property services. These services go beyond the acquisition of patents, trademarks and copyrights to include all aspects of litigation, post-grant review, intellectual property portfolio strategy and due diligence. In addition to covering the breadth of intellectual property legal disciplines, our attorneys continue to possess deep technical and business knowledge related to our clients’ innovations and fields of interest.
The firm’s structure allows attorneys the flexibility to work in the areas of their choice. Additionally, reasonable billing requirements allow Knobbe Martens attorney’s time to develop professionally. The firm is known for offering a short partnership track as well as an extraordinarily low rate of attrition.
The attorneys at Knobbe Martens have diverse backgrounds and ...superior academic credentials. The vast majority of the firm's attorneys have undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering, physical sciences, life sciences or computer science.
For more information, visit www.knobbe.com or contact the Recruiting Coordinator to discuss joining Knobbe Martens.