Dechert’s Disability Affinity Group supports the development and retention of lawyers with disabilities. To effect change, we identify and address DEI-related issues and create programming focused on the attainment of professional and business development skills. We are open to all disabled employees, employees who have family members with disabilities, and allies. We aim to build awareness about disability inclusion and advocate for an accessible workplace where all professionals feel valued.

The Disability Affinity Group hosted an event to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The group’s inaugural event featured award-winning, inspirational TEDx Speaker and Stand-Up Comedian, Joze Piranian. Joze avoided speaking for more than 25 years out of fear of judgement for being different. His inspirational message reminded the Dechert community of the power of resilience in their everyday lives.