June 03, 2020

As a firm driven by our values – excellence, diversity and inclusion, collaboration, and pro bono and public service – our strength lies in our people, all of our people, from all backgrounds.  As advocates for justice, we embrace our responsibility to serve our communities and our calling to combat racism and intolerance.  Indeed, for more than a century, Jenner & Block has led the fight for social justice and civil rights, in courtrooms and our communities; we reaffirm that commitment today.   

We cannot and will not stand by in silence in the face of the horrifying and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others throughout history.  We cannot and will not stand by in silence in the face of the racism and inequality that permeate our criminal justice system and our society at large. Instead, we are joined in strength and solidarity to fight against racism and injustice, and to value and promote diversity and inclusion.  

As a firm, we ask our colleagues, on behalf of and with our clients, to work for equality in the justice system, greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and to pursue and promote a greater understanding and acceptance of each other.  We stand strong with the Black community and condemn injustice and violence in all forms, and we stand together as a firm committed to making positive and meaningful change in our world.