Your future starts here and it’s important that you find the right mentor to help you navigate these first steps in your career. Therefore, every new associate is assigned an associate liaison during the first six months who will:

    • Welcome you to the firm and help you understand the firm’s core values

  • Answer any questions you may have about things like your office, processes and procedures, tools and resources, and the firm more generally
  • Broaden your internal network by introducing you to attorneys from across the firm
  • Select a Pathway partner mentor

Your Pathway mentor is a partner selected with input from both you and your associate liaison and will become your primary MoFo Navigate resource.

Your Pathway partner mentor will:

  • Provide informal training and feedback
  • Introduce you to other attorneys
  • Provide advice regarding things like how to balance your workload and establish development goals
  • Help you prepare for the firm’s annual evaluation process

This relationship is designed to help you integrate into the firm from the time you are assigned a Pathway partner mentor, through your second year at the firm, whether you joined the firm as a summer associate or a lateral.

Diversity Mentoring Program (DMP). Based on associate feedback, we have designed this program to support our Black and Latinx associates, who are among the most underrepresented groups in Big Law.

Your DMP mentor is often the same as your Pathway partner mentor, but you will have the opportunity to select another if you prefer. Your DMP partner will help:

  • Identify resources and opportunities for growth and development
  • Ensure you have a challenging mix of work
  • Overcome any practice-related issues you may experience
  • Provide feedback on work product
  • Help you navigate the firm more efficiently

This relationship is designed to support your growth and development from the time you are assigned, through partnership, or for as long as you stay at the firm, if you have other goals. This relationship is supported by three custom-designed trainings on mentoring across differences including one for mentees, one for mentors, and one combined workshop.

You can also listen to a recording of a DMP mentor and mentee, MoFo’s Miriam Wugmeister and Melissa Crespo, and hear about the many lessons they have learned from each other.

AAPI Mentoring Program. In August 2022, the D+I Group, in consultation with our partners in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Affinity Network launched a cross-office mentoring program to help support the unique growth, integration, and development needs of our attorneys in the AAPI Network. Your AAPI mentor will help you navigate firm culture while enhancing your personal sense of belonging.

Each year, the chair of the firm, Larren M. Nashelsky, department heads, and the chief diversity and inclusion officer kick off MoFo Navigate’s Sponsorship Initiative. The initiative is designed to support and expand upon the firm’s culture of active sponsorship and pays particular attention to diverse and women talent. The co-chairs of the Diversity and Women’s Strategy Committees follow up with each department chair periodically throughout the year to provide additional resources on how to be a more effective sponsor and in support of talent.

Even after attorneys are promoted or hired into the partnership, the firm takes an active approach to supporting their successful integration, growth, and development. Each new diverse and/or woman partner is assigned a diversity/women’s partner liaison.

Your partner liaison will help:

  • Provide a safe space to ask questions about navigating the partnership from the perspective of a diverse or woman partner
  • Facilitate introductions at the firm
  • Answer questions specifically related to the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

This relationship is designed to support you as you navigate your first year in the partnership.

Your future starts here and it’s important that you find the right mentor to help you navigate these first steps in your career. Therefore, every new associate is assigned an associate liaison during the first six months who will:

    • Welcome you to the firm and help you understand the firm’s core values

  • Answer any questions you may have about things like your office, processes and procedures, tools and resources, and the firm more generally
  • Broaden your internal network by introducing you to attorneys from across the firm
  • Select a Pathway partner mentor

Your Pathway mentor is a partner selected with input from both you and your associate liaison and will become your primary MoFo Navigate resource.

Your Pathway partner mentor will:

  • Provide informal training and feedback
  • Introduce you to other attorneys
  • Provide advice regarding things like how to balance your workload and establish development goals
  • Help you prepare for the firm’s annual evaluation process

This relationship is designed to help you integrate into the firm from the time you are assigned a Pathway partner mentor, through your second year at the firm, whether you joined the firm as a summer associate or a lateral.

Diversity Mentoring Program (DMP). Based on associate feedback, we have designed this program to support our Black and Latinx associates, who are among the most underrepresented groups in Big Law.

Your DMP mentor is often the same as your Pathway partner mentor, but you will have the opportunity to select another if you prefer. Your DMP partner will help:

  • Identify resources and opportunities for growth and development
  • Ensure you have a challenging mix of work
  • Overcome any practice-related issues you may experience
  • Provide feedback on work product
  • Help you navigate the firm more efficiently

This relationship is designed to support your growth and development from the time you are assigned, through partnership, or for as long as you stay at the firm, if you have other goals. This relationship is supported by three custom-designed trainings on mentoring across differences including one for mentees, one for mentors, and one combined workshop.

You can also listen to a recording of a DMP mentor and mentee, MoFo’s Miriam Wugmeister and Melissa Crespo, and hear about the many lessons they have learned from each other.

AAPI Mentoring Program. In August 2022, the D+I Group, in consultation with our partners in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Affinity Network launched a cross-office mentoring program to help support the unique growth, integration, and development needs of our attorneys in the AAPI Network. Your AAPI mentor will help you navigate firm culture while enhancing your personal sense of belonging.

Each year, the chair of the firm, Larren M. Nashelsky, department heads, and the chief diversity and inclusion officer kick off MoFo Navigate’s Sponsorship Initiative. The initiative is designed to support and expand upon the firm’s culture of active sponsorship and pays particular attention to diverse and women talent. The co-chairs of the Diversity and Women’s Strategy Committees follow up with each department chair periodically throughout the year to provide additional resources on how to be a more effective sponsor and in support of talent.

Even after attorneys are promoted or hired into the partnership, the firm takes an active approach to supporting their successful integration, growth, and development. Each new diverse and/or woman partner is assigned a diversity/women’s partner liaison.

Your partner liaison will help:

  • Provide a safe space to ask questions about navigating the partnership from the perspective of a diverse or woman partner
  • Facilitate introductions at the firm
  • Answer questions specifically related to the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

This relationship is designed to support you as you navigate your first year in the partnership.