Diversity

For over 40 years, MoFo has been committed to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while providing an inclusive environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. It is essential to who we are as a firm. By each bringing our diverse experiences to work, we strengthen the quality of the service that we provide to our clients, the legal profession, and our communities.

About MoFo Diversity

Diversity Strategy Committee

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, the firmwide managing partner, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and the Chief Legal Talent Officer.

Co-Chairs

Committee Members

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

  • Ranked among the top 10 firms on its 2021 Diversity Scorecard. This is the 11th year in a row that MoFo has earned a top 10 spot and the 20th year in a row that we have been among the top 15.

  • Achieved “Mansfield Certification Plus” for the fourth year in a row in 2021, having completed a rigorous 12-month collaboration with Diversity Lab and demonstrated that the firm has affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions. This certification also reflects that MoFo has met or exceeded the baseline requirements to reach at least 30 percent underrepresented lawyer representation in a notable number of our current leadership roles.

  • Named Best International Firm for Diversity as part of its 2020 Americas Women in Business Law Awards. The honor recognizes everything around diversity that is outside of women only issues (for example: race, LGBTQ+, disability, and social mobility).

  • Ranked first among the list of the top 10 large law firms with the most diverse equity partners, with attorneys of color representing 19.8% of our partnership.

  • Awarded the Gold Standard Certification for meeting objective benchmarks pertaining to the number of women among equity partners and firm leadership and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. MoFo was one of 6 2021 Gold Standard Certified firms that have received the honor every year since the WILEF award program started in 2011.

  • Recognized as one of the Best Law Firms for Women for the 12th time, including every year since 2014. We are one of the few law firms that has been recognized 10 times or more, which, as of 2019, earned us a designation on the Hall of Fame list.

  • Honored with a 100 percent rating on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, marking the 18th year of inclusion as one of the best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality.

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

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