VLP values people.
As a firm, we have profound mutual respect and care greatly for one another. We are a tight-knit family and enjoy having fun. We honor our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, including having people of different ages, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and religions. We celebrate and share various milestones throughout the year, both virtually and in person. We have created an environment where everyone feels appreciated for the richness of character and depth of skill they bring to the firm, and we have a workplace that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
A diverse workforce provides fertile ground for growth. Exposure to different backgrounds and life experiences helps us grow as people and professionals.
Inclusion is not just a buzzword — culture matters. Everyone has a voice in an inclusive work culture.
Fair treatment extends to all aspects of work, including hiring, compensation, work assignment, and performance evaluation. A fair workplace fosters an environment where people can be the best version of themselves.
Making VLP a place where people always feel they are valuable to the team and can share their interests and ideas even if their opinions are different from those of others. We will meet individuals where they are, appreciating what makes us unique without judging or making assumptions.
Being antiracist. We reject any form of discrimination. If we see others treated unfairly or unkindly, we stand up for them.
Continuing to look for ways to engage and inspire VLP personnel to participate in both work and non-work activities and foster a sense of connection and belonging for all, including women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.
Cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and making all candidates feel welcome.
Continuing to recognize, reflect upon, and address any unconscious biases.
Maintaining our culture of warmth and respect.
We gather experienced and driven people in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all stakeholders can thrive. We treat our attorneys, staff, clients, and vendors with fairness and respect while providing an unrivaled level of legal services to our clients.
Acknowledging and memorializing the above, we affirm our mission to provide high-quality, high-touch legal services to our clients while maintaining an inclusive and respectful culture.