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Morrison & Foerster Joins Growing Roster of Big Law Firms with Diversity Billable Hour Credit

The Recorder

08 Dec 2021

Natalie Kernisant spoke to The Recorder about several new diversity and inclusion (D+I) initiatives, including MoFo offering up to 50 hours of “billable credit” for a variety of approved activities advancing the firm’s commitment to D+I, launching a global “Allies Network,” and consolidating its existing mentorship and sponsorship programs under the “MoFo Navigate” umbrella.

The billable hour policy “undoubtedly helps recognize the disproportionate amount of time diverse and women attorneys contribute to driving the firm’s commitment to D+I,” Natalie said.

She added: “But we’ve taken it a step further to also educate, encourage, and provide a clear and concrete framework for our non-diverse/all attorneys to more actively engage in and begin to lead the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts through the launch of our Allies Network.”

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