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Managing Diversity

William L. Chapman, Jr.“As the firm’s Chief Talent and Diversity Officer and Vice-Chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, I am proud of the firm’s history, continued support and recognition of the importance of diversity in the profession. Potter Anderson is committed to seeking the best legal talent available to serve its diverse client base. This approach includes attracting diverse attorneys and maintaining an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected.  Our strategic plan for diversity and inclusion drives our effort to provide “best in class” service to our clients. To accomplish the goals of our plan, our lawyers and staff must reflect a broad spectrum of cultures, races and ethnicities. The breadth of our approach is captured in the following affirmation:

MISSION STATEMENT  At Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, we are committed to providing and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment for all, within which each person can succeed professionally regardless of race,  ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age and disability. 

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee plans and implements the firm’s diversity and inclusion activities, consistent with the Mission Statement to ensure that a diverse working environment within the firm is fostered and sustained.” William L. Chapman, Jr.


Our firm is very committed to recruiting and promoting lawyers of color.  The firm continually seeks opportunities to attract a racially and ethnically diverse pool of candidates.   Examples include:

  • Organizing and hosting receptions for minority students at regional law schools to provide the students an opportunity to learn more about Potter Anderson and the Delaware legal market in general
  • Participating in the Delaware Minority Job Fair for 1st and 2nd year law students since its inception in the early 1990s
  • Participating in the Lavender Law Career Fair, the Vault/MCCA Minority Job Fair and the Southeastern Minority Job Fair.