At Hausfeld, we are proud of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our firm. 

Diversity, equity & inclusion

We aspire to build upon our diverse and inclusive work environment, rooted in valuing different viewpoints, to drive continued collaboration and innovation.

With the leadership of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees, we are continually examining and improving all aspects of our recruiting, hiring, training, career progression, leader development, policies and practices to ensure a diverse and dynamic work environment. 

By nurturing collegiality and inclusiveness within our firm, we know that we produce better results for our clients and the communities we serve.

The ethos of the firm is unique – there is a real sense of fairness, the partners are protective of their associates’ wellbeing and there is a real sense that everyone likes one another and enjoys working there.’

Legal 500 UK, 2023

Our commitment to racial justice

At Hausfeld, achieving racial justice, inclusivity, and equity is core to our values. We list some examples of how we live out our values, both through our legal work and within the firm internally.

Advancing causes through casework

Hausfeld attorneys have represented victims of apartheid in South Africa, black Americans persecuted in the Tulsa race riots and their survivors, as well as plaintiffs in a racial-bias discrimination case against Texaco, Inc., among other civil rights and pro bono cases. Today, the firm continues to fight for victims of deeply-ingrained inequities, including taking on intersectional challenges like climate change litigation and advocacy.

Supporting change-makers

US initiatives

For over a decade, we have supported the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, which seeks to exonerate innocent convicted individuals, who are disproportionately persons of color. In addition we ran a significant donation and employee matching program for the Equal Justice Initiative, the National Urban League, and the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, with ultimate donations over $50,000. The firm has also joined the Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance (LFAA), a group with the strategic goal of changing the way institutions deal with racial inequality.

UK initiatives

In collaboration with the Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership, we have  worked with students of underprivileged backgrounds in London with the aim of increasing social mobility in the profession.

Change comes from within

In the US, Hausfeld has again achieved Mansfield Rule Certification Plus status in Diversity Lab’s Midsize Certification cohort for 2022-2023. Mansfield Certification Plus measures the structural changes made to ensure the firm is considering a broad pool of talent, including those historically underrepresented: women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers and lawyers with disabilities – for leadership roles and career advancement opportunities, including lateral hiring, client pitch teams, promotions and more. The “Plus” designation indicates that in addition to the steps taken to increase inclusivity in leadership, the firm made measured progress in doing so. Only half of the certified firms achieved this honor this year.

We also have a 1L Diversity Fellowship Program that provides a unique summer employment opportunity for exceptional first-year law students who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) including a spot in the firm’s summer associate program in Washington D.C. and a $10,000 scholarship towards their 2L academic year.

Hausfeld proudly partners with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) to establish sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, allowing us to thoughtfully recruit, retain and promote diverse attorneys. This work is critical to sustainability and creating positive impacts for our clients. 

Named one the “most comprehensive legal talent development programs in the country”, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder program provides selected associates development resources to build foundational leadership and relationship-building skills. Our collaboration with this leading organization also grants participants virtual and in-person class meetings, opportunities to interact with key legal and business leaders, and invitations to attend leadership lunches hosted by LCLD Member organizations.

In the UK, we work with one of the leaders in diverse recruitment RARE whose pioneering Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) provides real time contextual information allowing us to identify exceptional candidates we might otherwise miss. Research shows that 61% more disadvantaged candidates are hired by organisations which adopt the CRS.

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees have facilitated:

  • a series of mandatory trainings, including anti-bias and diversity, equity & inclusion training for all management, attorneys, and staff.
  • a global “Unconscious Bias” training for employees across all Hausfeld’s offices, conducted by diversity expert Michelle Silverthorn, the author of “Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good” and the CEO of Inclusion Nation.
  • education initiatives on racial justice issues and anti-racism in connection with the firm’s recognition of Juneteenth and the UK’s Black History Month.
  • a firm-wide talk by Tracy O'Brien from the  Race Equality Group in the UK who discussed the silences and shortcomings in the way that Black British History has been portrayed, and what can be done to change this for the better.
  • local book club initiatives to discuss books purchased for employees around themes of black lives matter, racial justice, feminism, bias against women and what we can do to constantly improve our environment.

Our work is far from done, and there is a long way to go. But with our collective commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will continue to strive for improvement and work towards a more just world.

Our partnerships & collaboration 

We are proud to partner with the following organizations on important equality and inclusion initiatives focused on bringing about meaningful change:


Lucy  Pert

It is a privilege to work in a firm that has such a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion and is willing to have the difficult discussions and make the decisions to put words into practice rather than playing lip service.

Lucy Pert

  • Partner
  • London
Reena A. Gambhir

We all thrive in an inclusive environment, and quickly encounter a diversity of experiences through our cutting-edge work.

Reena A. Gambhir

  • Partner
  • Washington, DC
Ginevra  Bicciolo

From day one, I have felt that I could be myself at Hausfeld.  The firm is beyond inclusive: it invests in individual strengths and potential, fostering a culture of belonging where you feel you can thrive.

Ginevra Bicciolo

  • Associate
  • London
Sara  Trouillot

Hausfeld has been at the forefront of the D&I fight for years and continues to play a meaningful role in achieving equity in our society. I am proud to work for a firm where D&I is front of mind.

Sara Trouillot

  • Staff Attorney
  • Washington, DC
Brian A. Ratner

Every day I learn something new and am inspired by the team through their work, approach, and diverse life experiences. Here, we celebrate our differences. I take great pride in our empowering culture which is a key part of the Hausfeld DNA. This culture enriches our firm and enables us to better serve our dynamic client base.

Brian A. Ratner

  • Global Co-Chair
  • Washington, DC
Swathi  Bojedla

From junior associate to senior partner, Hausfeld is committed to ensuring every voice is heard, and to elevating those of us who don’t always get a voice. As a woman of color, Hausfeld has encouraged me to manage high-profile litigation, take on leadership roles, and develop a courtroom presence, demonstrating how Hausfeld lives its ideals.

Swathi Bojedla

  • Partner
  • Washington, DC
Tom  Bolster

The passion we all share for upholding justice fosters a truly inclusive atmosphere where my faith and day-to-day work are compatible while also mutually re-enforcing. For example, I was able to set up, with other colleagues in London, a vibrant discussion group where everyone can freely discuss issues of justice, compassion and forgiveness (amongst others).

Tom Bolster

  • Partner
  • London
Lianne  Craig

The firm has supported me throughout my journey, allowing me the flexibility to flourish at home as well as at work and giving me the self-confidence to reach higher than I might ever have imagined in a more traditional law firm. I am very proud to be a part of the Hausfeld family and I love that my daughters are growing up believing that they can be a force for good.

Lianne Craig

  • Managing Partner, London
  • London
Jamie  Nicolaides

Trainees are treated as core and valued members of case teams and given the opportunity to be involved with substantive work and high levels of responsibility from an early stage, gaining skills and experience in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Jamie Nicolaides

  • Associate
  • London




We are from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and generations bringing different views to the table and making for a better firm.



The team also includes dual-qualified lawyers admitted to the Bar in Australia, France, Greece, Spain and New Zealand. 



We are a gender diverse firm.



We have an excellent track record of promoting women worldwide.