International law firm Dorsey & Whitney is pleased to announce that the Firm is a charter member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA). The LFAA is a coalition of more than 145 firms that intend to leverage the resources of the private bar in partnership with legal services organizations to amplify the voices of communities and individuals oppressed by racism, to better use the law as a vehicle for change that benefits communities of color and to promote racial equity in the law.
“It is important for the legal industry to come together and dig deeper in addressing systemic racism, so Dorsey was eager to be part of the charter group of firms committing to make a difference through pro bono and other services,” said Managing Partner Bill Stoeri.
Participation in the LFAA is one of several initiatives Dorsey is undertaking as part of its commitment to racial justice issues. In addition to several relevant pro bono projects taken on by the Firm outside the LFAA structure in recent weeks, the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation established a $50,000 fund to match donations made to charitable organizations working for racial justice and providing community support in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“Dorsey views this work as a long-term commitment, and we intend to do our part on many fronts,” said Stoeri. “We are committed to community service and financial support, but we are also examining how we operate our own business and how our policies and practices impact colleagues and clients. We are dedicated to improvement both inside and outside our own Firm.”