Greenberg Glusker actively identifies and creates clear and measurable leadership opportunities for women and minorities at all levels, throughout their legal careers with the firm. We consistently strive to increase diversity and promote inclusiveness, and provide opportunities for meaningful responsibilities in developing and managing client relationships and representing clients in courtroom or boardroom assignments.
We believe that the best way to achieve innovative strategies and successful results for our clients is to recruit, retain, and promote attorneys of diverse backgrounds. Therefore, our clients can benefit from varied experiences and utilize unique talents and perspectives to collaboratively accomplish the best possible results. We understand and appreciate that our clients work in and with a global community, and that they require counsel who understand the wide-ranging needs of their employees and clients.
Our Diversity Committee seeks to increase the number of diverse attorneys in the firm through targeted recruitment programs. We also focus on offering mentoring and training, and educating our attorneys and staff on the importance of diversity and equality. We are particularly proud of our Women’s Mentoring Program, which was a finalist for the Best Mentoring Program category of the Chambers USA Women in Law Awards.
Our commitment to diversity, equality, and respect is not only smart business, it is an ethical imperative. We support our attorneys and staff in their participation in social, philanthropic, and community programs and affinity groups that encourage minority and female students, attorneys, and business owners to succeed in the legal profession and business world.
Professional & Community Affiliations
Our attorneys are actively encouraged to become involved in and maintain leadership roles in professional, legal, and charitable organizations that promote and support our diverse community. As a result, our attorneys are involved with and support the following organizations:
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
- Alliance for Children's Rights
- Asian Real Estate Association of America
- Aviva Family and Children’s Services
- Beauty Bus Foundation
- Bet Tzedek
- Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association
- Broads Circle
- Dress for Success – Worldwide West
- Housing Rights Commission
- Inner City Law Center
- Japanese American Bar Association
- Jewish Federation Legal Services
- Jewish Free Loan Association
- John M. Langston Bar Association
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
- Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Diversity Committee
- Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) President's Advisory Committee on Women in Legal Profession
- Mexican American Bar Association
- National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- Network of Korean American Leaders (NetKAL)
- Special Olympics of Southern California
- South Asian Bar Association of Southern California
- Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
- Step Up Women's Network
- Women in Film
- Women in Media
- Women of the Association for Corporate Growth
- Women of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network
- Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
- Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
- Women’s Leadership Council
Advocacy & Pro Bono Cases
We support our attorneys in advocating on behalf of the diverse members of the community in which we work. Providing free legal assistance to those who need it the most is both a moral obligation and an honor. Our representations include the following:
- Representing pro bono a gay man from Russia, who is in the U.S. on a tourist visa, in applying for asylum to escape governmental and personal persecution under Russian laws.
- Actively participate in the adoption finalization program for the Alliance for Children’s Rights, which assists diverse families as they finalize their adoptions of children from the foster care system.
- Advocate on behalf of families and their children for appropriate special education services in light of such children’s learning disabilities and behavior, emotional, and social needs.
- Lead workshops for litigants in small claims court in conjunction with Bet Tzedek and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
- Successfully obtained significant disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for a low-income veteran living with disabilities.
- Partnered with the ACLU in challenging a school’s failure to provide English language instruction to non-native English speaking students.
- Represented a Public Counsel client who was born without proper documentation in a migrant community in San Diego in obtaining a birth certificate.
- Represented numerous Holocaust survivors in successfully obtaining German social security pensions.
Honors and Awards
- Los Angeles Business Journal, "Top Women Attorneys"
- Los Angeles Daily Journal, “Top Women Litigators”
- Variety, Entertainment Industry’s Top 50 “Legal Impact” Attorneys and “Women of Impact”
- Los Angeles Business Journal, “Women Who Make A Difference”
- Century City Chamber of Commerce, “Women of Achievement”
- Finalist, Chambers USA Women in Law Awards (Best Mentoring Program)
- ACLU "Lifetime Achievement" and "Criminal Justice" Awards
- Jenesse Center "Circle of Excellence" and "Champion of Justice" Awards
- Recipient of Anti-Defamation League Justice and Jurisprudence Award
- State Bar of California "Distinguished Pro Bono Service" Award
- Casa Cornelia Law Center "Inn of Court Pro Bono Publico" Award
- Caregiver Award (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
- Bet Tzedek "Pro Bono Firm of the Year" Award
- State Bar of California “Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award”
- Jenesse Center Champion of Justice Award