Written by Guillermo Escobedo and Kristen Silverman-Hunter

As an on-campus recruiter and scholarship donor at the University of San Diego School of Law, Jackson Lewis P.C. issues this statement in light of the ongoing debate surrounding Professors Lawrence Alexander and Amy Wax’s op-ed, “Paying the Price for the Breakdown of the Country’s Bourgeois Culture.” While acknowledging the importance of scholarly debate and freedom of expression, we take this opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Intolerance of other cultures is incompatible with Jackson Lewis’ values, which center on our respect for people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and ideologies.

As a national leader in hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, Jackson Lewis is proud that over fifty percent of our attorneys identify as members of one or more diverse groups. In striving to always do more, Jackson Lewis’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee is presently exploring new initiatives to further support highly talented individuals from underrepresented groups within the Firm, in the legal profession, business workforce and the community-at-large. We are supported in these efforts by our clients, who are engaged in such initiatives as CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.

Jackson Lewis extends its support to the University of San Diego and all its students and pledges to continue honoring our commitment to nurturing diversity and inclusion, both in our partnership with the University and as an employer in the San Diego community.