Fross Zelnick’s commitment to diversity is reflected in our partnership, our lawyers, our staff, and the organizations we support. We believe that people of diverse backgrounds and experience enrich us all and provide perspectives that enable us to better serve our clients.
The Fross Zelnick partnership consists of 25 equity partners, 16 of whom fall into one or more diversity category, which represents 64% of the our equity partnership. Eleven of our partners are women (44%) and five additional partners fall into other diversity categories including Hispanic and LGBT. Some of our partners fall into more than one diversity category; for example two of our 10 women partners are Asian and African-American respectively, although we counted each diverse partner only once to arrive at 64%. Almost half (three of eight) of the firm’s senior counsels and counsels are women and, of our 18 associates, 14, or 77%, are women. We also enjoy significant diversity among our staff, which represents many cultural backgrounds and countries of origin. On May 28, 2019, Law360 released its annual Glass Ceiling Report, which named the the Best Law Firms for Female Partners, and Fross Zelnick was #10 on the list of law firms in its size category (20-149 lawyers).
Examples of diversity-related activities in which our lawyers and/or firm participate and/or sponsor include The Association of Black Women Attorneys, Sistah Girls, GLINTA (a group formed to recognize and support LGBTQ members of INTA (International Trademark Association) community), ASIPI (Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property), and the First Step job training program associated with the Coalition for the Homeless, which provides assistance to homeless and low-income women seeking living-wage jobs, and from which we have hired support staff.