Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Action

  • In total, over 65% of our firm’s professionals (shareholders, all other lawyers, all patent agents and technical advisors and all other professionals) are underrepresented minorities*.

* Underrepresented minorities as defined by gender, race/ethnicity, orientation, identity, disability, and military/veteran status of all firm full-time equivalents as of January 2022.

  • 40% of all new lawyers, patent agents, and technical advisors hired by Conley Rose, P.C. in the past three years are underrepresented minorities (as of January 2022).
  • 50% of the new shareholders elected in the 2020‒2021 class are underrepresented minorities.
  • In addition to English, members of our firm can communicate to varying degrees in: Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
  • For over four years, the firm has worked closely with the Houston Bar Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program and has consistently hired minority summer law clerks through the program. The firm has invited several of them back for a second summer clerkship and is pleased to have successfully hired a full-time lawyer from this program.

Conley Rose, P.C., also pursues its deep commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the legal profession, the intellectual property law sector, and the firm itself by:

  • Actively encouraging, promoting, participating in, and supporting a collegial, friendly, inclusive, diverse, and professional workplace and hiring process.
  • Valuing relationships above all else, including our relationships with clients, referral sources, colleagues, vendors, and other contacts and our internal relationships among all lawyers and professional staff.
  • Firm leadership and staff collaborating with the firm’s Diversity Committee.
  • Working to add ALL firm professionals to this website (an inclusion project that is ongoing as of January 2022).
  • Hiring a director of client services from an underrepresented minority (currently on a contract basis as of January 2022).

If you have any questions about Conley Rose, P.C.’s ongoing commitment and activities designed to increase DEI, please contact the firm’s president, Michael Piper.

Conley Rose, P.C, is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) beyond just talk alone