About MoFo Diversity

Global Diversity Strategy Committee

Formed in 2003, MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee (DSC) supports a variety of internal diversity, and women’s initiatives, programs, and groups designed to train, mentor, and retain diverse lawyers and business professionals.

The DSC is comprised of partner leaders from Asia, Europe, and the U.S., each of whom co-chair diversity committees in their respective regions. By having a committee that better reflects the diversity of our presence in the world, we continue to make strides towards greater representation and inclusion.

United States Diversity Committee Co-Chairs

Asia Diversity Committee Co-Chairs

Europe Diversity Committee Co-Chairs

Firm Leaders

  • Diane Cardona Downs, Chief Legal Talent Officer, San Francisco
  • Meghan Dysart, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, San Francisco
  • Susan Quinn, Chief Administrative Officer, New York

Who We Are

We invite you to take a closer look at MoFo’s ongoing and ever-evolving diversity, women’s, and LGBTQ+ initiatives. In the gallery below, you’ll find a series of regularly distributed brochures featuring stories from some of MoFo’s talented lawyers, as well as highlights from recent events and programs.

Awards + Recognitions

Recognized as one of the top 20 firms on its 2023 A-List based on a combination of factors, both financial and cultural. MoFo was also ranked #5 on its 2024 Diversity Scorecard. This is the 14th consecutive year that the firm has earned a top 10 spot.

Named “Outstanding Firm for Diversity & Inclusion” as part of the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: USA 2023. This prestigious award recognizes a firm that is demonstrating measurable impact in advocating for and implementing an inclusive work environment.

Received “Mansfield Certification Plus” recognition for 2023, joining a select group of firms to receive the honor every year since Diversity Lab’s launch of the Mansfield Rule in 2017. Certification Plus indicates that we have at least 30% women, minority, LGBTQ+, and lawyers with disabilities representation across notable leadership roles within the partnership and lateral hires, as well as in the talent pools from which we select talent for leadership and lateral recruiting opportunities.

Named "Women in Business Law International Firm of the Year" and "Firm of the Year: U.S. – West" at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2024 for the second consecutive year. MoFo was also named the "Diverse Women Lawyers International Firm of the Year" and "Pro-Bono Work International Firm of the Year." The awards recognize high achieving woman lawyers and progressive law firms that best support women in law.

Honored with a 100 percent rating on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index, marking the 20th year of inclusion as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality.

Ranked first overall among firms with 601+ lawyers in Law360's 2023 Diversity Snapshot for the third year in a row. MoFo pushed past benchmarks for the ranking, which is based on the pipeline score methodology, by more than three points.

Recognized as one of the five top-ranked firms on Seramount’s list of 50 Best Law Firms for Women & Diversity. Since the list’s inception in 2007, MoFo has been recognized 15 times, earning the firm a place in Seramount’s Hall of Fame.

Among the 29 U.S. firms awarded Gold Standard Certification by WILEF in 2023. WILEF recognizes firms where women have a strong presence in the equity partnership and firm leadership and are among the most highly compensated partners in the firm. MoFo has received the honor every year since the WILEF award program started in 2011.

Recognized as the Top Firm for Diverse Leadership in its Sixteenth Annual Top Firms for Gender Equity & Family Friendliness Report.