Diversity and Inclusion

A leader in diversity, inclusion, and social engagement

Year: 2020

Women (US)
Race / Ethnicity (US)

Axiom lawyers are more diverse than industry standards according to the ABA and NALP

We're committed to Diversity by Design

Last year, Axiom released our inaugural Diversity Report. In it, we affirmed our ongoing commitment to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. We declared diversity and inclusion a business requirement – one that drives performance, problem-solving, innovation, transformation, productivity, and resilience. We also examined how our flexible employment model leads to a more diverse universe of talent than our legal industry peers. 

This year, we unwaveringly reaffirm that commitment, but with a newfound mission, mandate, and approach: Diversity by Design. This approach is a programmatic framework for addressing systemic representation, retention, and advancement inequities. Diversity by Design represents both a core internal objective and a more far-reaching goal to amplify change throughout the legal ecosystem. 

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We believe diversity efforts don’t add up; they compound. Diversity by Design is an approach that is fundamentally internal to Axiom, but also one that we hope projects externally, amplifying the efforts of our clients and other leading organizations who are breaking down their processes and rewiring their operations. It’s a meaningful step toward overdue, enduring change – one we will continue to build, ruthlessly assess, improve upon, measure, and report against.
David McVeigh Axiom CEO

Diversity is at the core of our business

Our second annual diversity report shares our latest diversity statistics around race/ethnicity and gender for our US-based lawyers and corporate headquarters staff. Read the full report to learn more about how Axiom is more diverse than most law firms and the US lawyer population. 

We are leading the way on diversity and inclusion in law and business


“Best Places to Work” for LGBTQ inclusion
We are proud to have scored 100% for LGBTQ employees from the Human Rights Campaign.

Mansfield Rule: legal department edition
We are committed to consider at least 50% diverse candidates for leadership roles and outside counsel representation.

Pro Bono Net partnership
Enables Axiom lawyers to provide access to legal assistance in underserved communities.

Employee initiatives
Women in Leadership; Axiom Outlaws, our LGBTQ and allies group; and our corporate social responsibility program, Axiom Engage.

Innovative flexible employment model
Our business is built on offering lawyers empowerment, flexibility, and choice.

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One of the best places to work
for LGBTQ inclusion, from the Human Rights Campaign

Meet our diverse bench of legal talent

If you have the skills, Axiom will let you shine for their clients without any institutional hierarchy which might hold you back otherwise.
Elayna Pham Axiom Lawyer Read her story
Compared to law firms, working in-house has a much better work-life balance. I like that I get to work for one company and they’re kind of like my client.
Sneha Pathak Axiom Lawyer Read her story
There’s an importance of thinking about diversity of thought and experience as a high priority. The more conversations you have among people who have different experiences, the more issues you can be prepared for as an organization.
Essence Azru Axiom Lawyer Read her story
Axiom is different. Pursuing your other passions is actually encouraged here … You produce better quality of work when you feel good about working.
Glenn Gardner Axiom Lawyer Read his story

Want to join us or build a diverse team?