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While facts related to the Atlanta shootings earlier this continue to unfold, we do know that the majority of the victims were Asian women. The unjust treatment, threats, and assaults against Asian Americans have grown since the start of the pandemic and must stop.
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 stand in solidarity with our Asian American colleagues and with the Asian community as a whole. We cannot and will not stand by in silence in the face of the racism that permeates society. We will continue to work for greater diversity and inclusion, and to pursue and promote a greater understanding and acceptance of each other. We stand together as a firm committed to making positive and meaningful change in our world.