b'Amanda Garcia-Williams Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion OfficerThank you for taking time to learn about Husch Blackwells commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. I am personally excited to join hundreds of Husch Blackwell attorneys and business professionals in fostering a diverse, inclusive work environment. When I joined HB in the summer of 2021, I had a sense that the Firm was already committed to its diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) practices. However, I was still surprised to find how strong that commitment was and how thoroughly it permeated the organization. People at every level in the Firm have engaged my team to learn, grow and share their passion for this work. This serves as a strong foundation upon which to build a more robust, data-driven and strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our Firm.At Husch Blackwell, we are committed to retaining, recruiting, developing and promoting talented attorneys and business professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We take this work very seriously as an entire Firm and have dedicated resources and a team of people to our DE&I program.Our mission is to integrate DE&I in every aspect of everything we do. Our DE&I strategic plan allows us to foster an engaged, diverse and inclusive team culture of accountability and purpose that makes our Firm and our communities better for all.To achieve this, we have made the following commitments:Retain, Develop, Promote and Recruit a Diverse WorkforceMaintain Equitable Practices, Accountability and TransparencyFoster an Inclusive Culture and CommunityThis impact report outlines the many actions already in motion across the Firm as well as several programs that directly foster a culture of caring for our people and our clients. The report guides readers through the current composition of our Firm, our activities and programs, and more. It concludes with the next steps we are committed to taking to fulfill our DE&I strategy.We welcome any questions about the report at DEITeam@HuschBlackwell.com. Thank you again for your time and engagement with our work. I am excited to continue fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment with all of my colleagues at Husch Blackwell.'