Diversity Management, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
O’Melveny & Myers LLP is a global law firm with more than 800 lawyers and 500 staff in offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) begins as a key pillar of our business strategy and permeates our culture and values, our day-to-day operations, our work with our clients, and our engagement with the communities where we live and work or those that need our assistance.
At O'Melveny, we know our commitment to DE&I is a true differentiator—a fundamental requirement of a healthy business and a key to its success. We want our firm to be a place where all people can enjoy a sense of belonging and feel empowered to contribute and grow. The diverse perspectives and experiences that our people bring to their work drive innovation and excellence. They create a vibrant and dynamic workforce that make us uniquely prepared to serve our clients. At O'Melveny, we are proud of our achievements, but diversity and inclusion is a work in progress. It always will be because our profession, our firm, our clients, and their issues keep changing. So must we.
To support our work in this area, we are currently seeking a firm-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager who will work under the supervision and direction of the Director of Diversity & Engagement. This position can reside in the Century City, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, or Washington DC office.
In collaboration with Firm leadership, the DE&I team (including two Partners for DE&I), Talent Development, and other teams, this position will be responsible for conceiving, promoting, and implementing policies and programs that enhance O’Melveny’s culture of belonging and that support its strategic goals to foster, recruit, retain, and promote diverse attorneys and staff.
Support the execution of Firm-wide and local DE&I plans, events, and activities.
Advise and counsel on a myriad of diversity-related topics.
Speak confidently with clients about O’Melveny’s DE&I efforts.
Provide thought leadership on DE&I trends, innovation, best practices, and emerging issues and solutions. Establish, nurture, and manage relationships with peers, DE&I organizations, consultants, vendors and others who offer access to knowledge and opportunities that will help O’Melveny grow and progress.
Develop relationships with key internal stakeholders and with our diverse attorneys and staff to identify priorities and challenges for the DE&I team to address. Recommend solutions and action items.
Manage data and analytics related to surveys, RFPs, special programs (e.g. Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule), and internal and external data, including partnering with Finance and other internal functions to conduct sophisticated projections and analyses. Track the Firm’s progress through analyses of quantitative and qualitative data.
Provide recommendations for the development of training content in support of our DE&I agenda and for impactful and topical speakers for the DE&I speaker series.
Support law school on-campus interviewing programs and processes including managing pipeline programs, collaborating to organize on-campus outreach activities, and supporting diversity-related technology or events.
Provide leadership to our Employee Networks and office Diversity Committees to ensure consistency, support programming and increase impact.
Partner with our Client Development and Communications teams to build O’Melveny’s internal and external DE&I brand. Provide regular updates to the Firm about our DE&I goals, actions, and progress.
Assist with the planning and coordination of internal and external workshops, programs and meetings, including but not limited to sponsorships, attendance, catering, audio-visual, marketing, and promotion.
Manage the Firm's annual DE&I budget.
Bachelor's Degree required.
JD and/or an advanced degree in diversity and inclusion, adult education, organizational psychology, or a related field preferred.
4-6 years of experience in DE&I, including management experience.
Excellent editing, writing, and oral skills.
High organization skills with good attention to detail.
A strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Seeking for candidates with a track record of:
Comfort with data and analytics;
Managing multiple projects simultaneously;
Identifying and implementing solutions that deliver results;
Understanding organizational culture and building the relationships necessary to have DE&I recommendations respected and accepted;
Respecting the multi-faceted nature of DE&I challenges -- examining the many sides of an issue in the process of making recommendations or crafting solutions;
Taking ideas and projects from inception to completion via detailed execution.
For more information, or to be considered for this position, please apply online at www.omm.com .
Response will be given to candidates who closely meet our qualifications. EOE M/F/D/V. No direct phone or email inquiries, please.
Internal Number: 1273
About O'Melveny & Myers LLP
It’s more than what we do: it’s how we do it. Across sectors and borders, in boardrooms and courtrooms, we measure our success by our clients and employees. And in our interactions, we commit to making the O’Melveny experience as satisfying as the outcomes we help you achieve. Our greatest accomplishment is ensuring that our clients never have to choose between premier lawyering and exceptional service.
With approximately 800 lawyers on three continents, and strong cultural ties to all our locations, O’Melveny is both local and global—an international law firm experienced in everything from the fine print of a municipal zoning law to the intricacies of an international infrastructure deal. At our core, you’ll find a dedication to excellence, a drive to lead and innovate, and a deep sense of civic responsibility. So, tell us. What do you want to achieve?