Diversity is not simply a value we espouse at Veritas Global.
As a fully minority-owned firm, diversity is permanently embedded in our brand DNA as the essence and uniqueness of who we are.
Our very existence as a thriving and competitive boutique law firm is a testament to the liberating principle that anyone — regardless of their circumstances — can make a difference and achieve excellence according to their diligence and enterprise. That no matter what limitations any individual, society, or institution may try to impose, there is no glass ceiling too high for anyone determined to break through it and bring about change.
Historically, and in some cases to this day, in the United States underrepresented groups have been excluded from American life — legally, economically, and socially.
Moreover, diversity has often been segmented to specific industries, where some groups have been allowed but not others. For example, the sports and entertainment industries has allowed certain people of color to fulfill particular forms of stereotypes. Meanwhile, the corporate world, banking, finance, technology, and medicine have time and again been segmented to make or encourage opportunities being made available only to only specific groups.
Veritas Global operates under the ethos that all human beings are created equal and have unlimited potential, as long as they are not disempowered by manmade restrictions.
We do not believe in any limitations on the intellect nor on the industry of any person – regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Our firm is fully committed to fairness, equal opportunity, and inclusion. We treat each other and all our clients with the same respect and dignity that we believe should be afforded to all human beings.
While recent studies on diversity in US law firms have shown some incremental gains in the representation of women, people of color, LGBT, and lawyers with disabilities, there is still a lot of work to be done in order to bridge the immense structural and cultural hurdles that prevent law firms from achieving greater progress in increasing diversity.
Veritas Global is dedicated to working towards doing its share in narrowing the gap and creating a more inclusive environment in the legal community.
It is an ongoing journey where the progress is slow and there is a long way to go, but it is an important one to take because diversity reflects the soul of our society.
Diversity creates trust and builds confidence. It inspires different perspectives that create innovation. It promotes empathy and a deeper understanding of institutional structures from a human perspective. It makes people feel recognized and appreciated.
Diversity brings out the inherent value that can be found in every person.
Ultimately, all these positive attributes rooted in diversity and inclusion can only make us even better at what we do best – serving our clients with the highest levels of professional excellence and personal attention.