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Epiq Selected for Innovations in Diversity Award

Epiq recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal for transforming workplace culture

NEW YORK – Jan. 4, 2024 – Epiq received the Innovations in Diversity Award by Profiles in Diversity Journal (PDJ). The company is recognized for transforming workplace, cultural, and social landscapes across the globe. 

Epiq’s feature titled, “Cultivating Inclusion: An Epiq Culture,” can be found on page 19 of the Profiles in Diversity Q4 2023 Issue, which was released January 3. The issue also includes profiles on Epiq’s Hudson Bitterman, who was honored with the publication’s Diverse Lawyers Making a Difference Award, and Epiq’s Phil Hardy, who was chosen for the Black Leadership Award. 

Epiq’s global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program was recognized for valuing employees as the heartbeat of the organization, understanding their engagement is pivotal to success. PDJ reported that Epiq’s program encompasses Employee Resource Groups (ERG), inclusive policies, comprehensive employee education, targeted leadership development, transparency, and access to senior leaders. 

With offices, employees, and clients around the globe, Epiq understands the importance of having an inclusive perspective. This has enabled Epiq to understand different cultures, recognize international issues, respond to world events, and embrace the diversity and strength of its employees and clients.

A few of Epiq’s highlighted achievements include: 

  • Launched an award-winning ERG program with six employee resource groups, including API@Epiq, Black@Epiq, Gente@Epiq, Epiq Belonging, Epiq Pride, and Epiq Women.
  • Completed the U.N. Global Compact Gender Equality Program.
  • Participated in the U.N. Roundtable discussion on male allyship alongside corporate and world leaders. 
  • Launched an educational podcast, “DEI is Epiq.”
  • Senior leadership, HR, and ERG leaders completed a mandatory monthly interactive Inclusive Leadership training program. 
  • Introduced a DEI annual report with transparent demographic data and annual programming and commitments details.
  • Employees completed a progressive educational roadmap with complementary leadership development, ERG programming, and on-demand educational resources. 
  • In 2021, Epiq focused on foundational DEI concepts.
  • In 2022, Epiq’s theme was Cultivating Inclusion and featured education on gender and pronouns in the workplace. 
  • In 2023, Epiq partnered with legal innovators Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow, leveraging their influential book, “Say The Right Thing: How to Talk About Identity, Diversity, and Justice.” Yoshino holds the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professorship at New York University School of Law, while Glasgow is the Founding Executive Director of the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. 
  • Held regular listening sessions with senior leaders to gather feedback and guide strategy. 
  • Provided eight hours of paid volunteer time for employees to give back to communities. 
  • Established a Trans Resource Committee to review benefits, policies, and procedures to support employees and their managers throughout their transition. 
  • Provided pay transparency and compensation education to work towards pay equity initiatives. 

As a result of these efforts and more, Epiq achieved the following outcomes:

  • Reduction in voluntary turnover of POC by 11.27 percent. 
  • Six percent increase in response to “Epiq has created an environment where people with diverse backgrounds can succeed.”
  • Improved employee engagement and retention by seven percent among ERG members.
  • More than two percent increase of POC in the U.S. workforce. 

Press Contact
Carrie Trent
Epiq, Director of Communications & Public Relations