Trucker Huss, APC, recently implemented significant initiatives to bolster its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) efforts, including appointing Director Katuri Kaye as its first DEI Director and establishing a DEI billable hours credit program for all attorneys and paralegals.
As DEI Director, Katuri will lead the firm’s efforts on overall DEI strategy and implementation, while also maintaining her practice in the firm’s qualified retirement plan group. With a wealth of professional and volunteer experience with nonprofit organizations and other groups committed to DEI, and having recently completed advanced training in DEI at Cornell University, Katuri stated that she looks forward to “identifying, developing, and supporting initiatives at Trucker Huss that will build on our organization’s culture and strengthen our overall sense of belonging.”
Both the appointment of a DEI Director and the implementation of a DEI billable hours credit program are unusual steps for a firm the size of Trucker Huss, which currently has 29 lawyers, said firm President and Director Robert Schwartz. “Our firm is remarkably diverse, at all levels, and it has been that way for many years,” said Schwartz. “We want to be a DEI leader among smaller firms, so we are reinforcing our efforts in this area to make Trucker Huss the best workplace –and the best firm – that we can possibly be.”