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Axinn is committed to creating an environment that draws upon the strength of the diversity of its workforce to achieve excellence in the firm's field and beyond.  

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP strives to provide a workplace that is comfortable and welcoming for everyone. A proud signatory of the New York City Bar Association’s statement of diversity goals for law firms, Axinn is committed to creating an environment that draws upon the strength of the diversity of its workforce to achieve excellence in its practice areas and beyond. Moreover, the firm believes that differences enhance the legal results it attains for its clients and is critical to the long-term success of the firm. 

Axinn recognizes, respects and celebrates its differences, so it can best serve clients and create a sense of teamwork within the firm. The firm endeavors to hire and retain employees who are dedicated, hardworking and have the entrepreneurial spirit that Axinn was founded upon in 1997. Axinn hires without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, veteran's status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, parental status, genetic information and/or any other personal characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance. 

Axinn’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the firm’s success in attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. As of February 2017, across Axinn’s New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC offices, 34 percent of our associates are female, 43 percent of our associates are ethnically diverse and 6 percent of our attorneys identify as LGBT.

Axinn actively recruits candidates from a diverse group of applicants. The firm participates in minority job fairs, including the annual Northeast Region of the National Black Law Students Association job fair. The firm also recruits at schools with diverse student bodies and encourage all qualified applicants to consider our firm as an exciting career opportunity. Axinn also has participated in the New York City Bar’s Minority Fellowship program. 

Axinn’s inclusive workplace environment supports its retention and promotion efforts through various programs such as our employee mentor program, professional development opportunities both internal and external, as well as the work distribution process that seeks to give fair and appropriate work across all skill levels. Axinn also has established a Diversity Committee, chaired by hiring partner Jeremy C. Lowe, to further the firm’s commitment to diversity through implementation of best practices and initiatives.

Axinn values its employees and their development. The firm aspires to give its people the tools they need to succeed in an environment that allows freedom of expression and personal growth.