Haug Partners is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal industry. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that allows the firm to better serve its life sciences and technology clients around the globe.

The firm’s Diversity Committee, consisting of both partners and associates, is devoted to promoting and addressing diversity and inclusion policies and practices that impact hiring, retention, and promotion. Current members of the firm Diversity Committee include Sheila Mortazavi (Partner, Committee Chair), Wan Chieh (Jenny) Lee (Partner), Mark Chapman (Partner), and Aakruti G. Vakharia (Associate).


In keeping with the firm’s commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce and promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession, Haug Partners provides leadership development opportunities to our attorneys through various external organizations aimed at developing diverse leaders in the workplace. As part of our commitment to promoting a diverse pipeline in the legal profession, Haug Partners also participates in various programs that provide career opportunities to students committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We are proud to have participated in programs provided by the following organizations in recent years:


Haug Partners is committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), sex, disability, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, family planning or reproductive choice, sexual orientation, alienage or immigration status, veteran status, citizenship status, military status predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence/sexual violence/stalking victim status, credit history, salary history, arrest or conviction record and unemployment status of any person, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws.