At DLA Piper, our mission is to increase the diversity of people, perspectives, and experiences represented at all levels of the firm and to nurture an increasingly inclusive culture where that diversity is valued, embraced, and leveraged for the benefit of our people and our clients. We accomplish this by working with firm leadership to integrate our goals and concepts into the way in which the firm manages its people and business. Our strategic plan for diversity and inclusion is focused on recruitment, retention, advancement , and promotion of the best lawyers. While each region within the firm has local priorities and goals, a set of overarching initiatives shape and guide our strategic approach.