LGBTQ+ Diversity



I joined Kirkland as a summer associate. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to build strong relationships with my peers through my involvement in meaningful client and pro bono matters and the Kirkland Pride affinity group. Now, as a partner, I have the opportunity to mentor summer associates and junior associates, emulating the attorney mentors I had early in my Kirkland career. - Joseph Loy, Partner


Kirkland is committed to maintaining an environment where LGBTQ+ attorneys thrive. The members of the Kirkland Pride Affinity Group span our offices worldwide and are connected by a common purpose of supporting and promoting LGBTQ+ attorneys, advancing LGBTQ+ rights through financial sponsorships and pro bono work, and deepening ties among Kirkland’s LGBTQ+ attorneys, LGBTQ+ law students and the broader LGBTQ+ community.

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality

Human Rights Campaign, Corporate Equality Index, 2008–2021

Top 100 LGBT-Inclusive Employers in Britain

Stonewall, 2018

13,293 Hours Dedicated to LGBTQ+-Focused Pro Bono Work

January 2019–December 2019

Partnership Spotlight

GLAAD spirit day

Each of our offices worldwide gathered and wore purple to observe Spirit Day, GLAAD’s annual campaign against the bullying of LGBTQ+ youth.