IN PRINCIPLE AND IN PRACTICE, OBERMAYER VALUES DIVERSITY
OUR PRINCIPLE—OBERMAYER DIVERSITY STATEMENT
Obermayer is committed to the principle that every person at the Firm deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We are proud of our tradition of fostering a work environment in which each individual's diversity is valued. We believe diversity includes a wide range of individual characteristics including gender, age, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, political affiliation, marital status, disability, and geographic background. We are committed to taking full advantage of our collective diversity to promote greater diversity and inclusiveness at our Firm. We believe that diversity engenders innovation and understanding, which supports our commitment to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services. We believe that we can create an advantage for our clients and ourselves from our differences to build a richer community.
OUR PRACTICE—OBERMAYER DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
Our Firm, through its Diversity Committee, has adopted several initiatives to promote diversity and inclusiveness. The Committee, chaired by the Firm’s Diversity Partner, Min S. Suh, is comprised of three working groups:
- The Recruitment Group works to broaden the diversity of the Firm’s candidate pool.
- The Retention Group supports and maintains the Firm’s already diverse work environment through regular events, employee surveys and mentoring initiatives.
- The Communication Group coordinates with outside organizations regarding the Firm’s internal diversity projects and its external efforts to support diverse causes and programs.
The work of the Diversity Committee demonstrates the Firm’s commitment to respecting the contributions of all employees. Ultimately, we at Obermayer seek to enhance our organizational culture through leadership, policies and practices.
Litigation eDiscovery Best Practices
- Does the firm have an established eDiscovery Committee? Yes
- Does your firm have a standardized protocol to guide client data collection? (i.e. Maintaining chain of custody, utilizing forensically sound procedures) Yes
- Does the firm have a standardized protocol to guide processing clients' edata? (i.e. all data produced in PDF, meta data preserved?) Yes
- Does the firm have a standardized approach for document reviews across practice groups (i.e. established protocol for eDiscovery review depending on the needs of the case) Yes
- Does the firm conduct end of matter reviews? Yes
Matter Budgeting and Financial Management
- Does the firm establish formal budgets for client engagements? Yes
- Are bills submitted electronically? Yes
Litigation General Best Practices
- Does the firm's litigation department have a structured approach to early case assessment? For example: Does your firm implement a standard approach to determine risks and strengths early in a case to assess trial or settlement options? Yes
- Does the firm have an established records management team to assist clients with records retention, compliance and litigation preparedness? Yes