Formed in 2003, MoFo’s Diversity Strategy Committee (DSC) supports a variety of internal diversity, LGBTQ+, and women’s initiatives, programs, and groups designed to recruit, train, mentor, and retain diverse lawyers and staff.
The DSC comprises senior and mid-level partners, including the firm’s chair, two office managing partners, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and the Chief Legal Talent Officer.
David D. Cross, Partner, Washington, D.C.
Jeff Jaeckel, Vice Chair, Washington, D.C.
Bonnie Lau, Partner, San Francisco
Robert May, Partner, San Francisco
Eric McCrath, Chair, San Francisco
Whitney R. O'Byrne, Partner, Los Angeles
Joseph R. Palmore, Office Managing Partner, Washington, D.C.
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.
Recognized as one of the top 20 firms on its 2023 A-List based on a combination of factors, both financial and cultural. Ranked #10 on its 2023 Diversity Scorecard. This is the 13th year in a row that MoFo 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 2023. 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 Best Law Firms for Women for the 14th time, including every year since 2014. We are one of the few law firms that has been recognized more than 10 times, which, as of 2019, earned us a designation on the Hall of Fame list. Additionally, the firm has been ranked in the top five every year since 2018.
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.