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Contact: John K. Messersmith
Work 901 Moorefield Park Drive Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23236 Work Phone: (804) 320-6300 Certification: April 5, 2021 Website: www.kpmlaw.com
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MISSION STATEMENT: KPM LAW endeavors to attract and develop a workforce that reflects our desire for a just and inclusive world. We believe that a diverse team is better equipped to provide exceptional client service, overcome challenges with a multitude of perspectives, and attract superior talent.

  • Do you have a written diversity strategy that has been communicated to your employees?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that specifically prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that specifically provides for paid parental leave?  YES
  • Do you have an equality or diversity and inclusion policy?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that allows employees to work part-time without benefits?  YES
  • Do you have a policy that allows employees to work flexible hours?
    • Total Employees:  175
    • Executive Management Diversity:
      • 40% of Executive Management is identified as diverse
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee:
      • Jennifer Relyea
      • Helen Jhun
      • Ed Trivette
      • Kate Adams
      • Joe Smith
    • Leadership within a Diversity Organization
      • Helen Jhun – Asian Pacific American Bar Association
      • Stephanie Cook – Virginia Women Attorneys Association
    • DEI Awards and Recognitions
    • Presenting a diversity-focused topic at a professional event
    • Publication of a diversity-focused article
    • Women and/or minorities that hold board member positions in other organizations
      • Claire Carr, National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association – Workers’ Compensation Committee; Committee Chair ’13-’14 and ’16-’17
      • Claire Carr, Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, Executive Committee 2014 – 2018; Programs Co-chair 2014 – present; Treasurer 2018
    • Attendance at diversity focused events
    • Diversity Training
    • Sponsorship of a Diversity Event
    • Membership payments for employees to join diverse organizations
    • Scholarship programs toward recognized diversity pipeline
    • Supplier/Business partner diversity program
    • Social Responsibility: Volunteerism and donation to causes promoting equity partnering outside DE&I Groups
      • Title Sponsor for Mid Atlantic Wounded Warriors Para Cycling Race Series
      • Sponsor, RCC/Legacy Academy – (recent documentary featuring https://vpm.org/heard)
    • How do you demonstrate your commitment to DE&I organizations now and what are your future plans?
      • KPM LAW is very focused on the importance and benefits of diversity and inclusivity. As discussed by McKinsey and Company in its Diversity Matters Report, we believe that diversity helps this firm win the war for talent.


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