We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The collective sum of our individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, unique capabilities, and talents creates a rich work environment. We leverage this diversity to best serve our clients around the world.
We embrace employee differences in age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, physical ability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other characteristics that make our employees unique.
We are dedicated to providing all employees with access to information, training, development, and opportunity. We strive to develop relationships with diverse professional organizations, civic groups, and suppliers.
Our firm honors individuality, human dignity, and equality. And we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to creating a culture of belonging, living our values, achieving our business goals, and building a stronger firm.
Embracing Diversity and Change
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are a top priority of our firm, and we believe the strength of a practice can only be achieved through the unique ideas and perspectives that attorneys and agents from diverse backgrounds can bring. Under guidance from our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee, MCC’s strategic goal is to be purposeful in ensuring diversity and inclusion permeate our recruitment practices, as well as team structure for our clients’ matters.
MCC participates in a firmwide diversity, equity, and inclusion conference series, which is presented by iChange Collaborative. Additionally, our Listening Initiative seeks to solicit thoughts, perspectives, and suggestions from all of our employees regarding our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and provides educational and support resources. As part of this Listening Initiative, we hosted bi-weekly lunch conversations, offer one-on-one time to those who wish to speak to a member of our DEI committee, provide an online resource library of educational materials, and encourage the formation of employee resource groups. We are also continuing to consider our hiring, promotional, and evaluation practices to identify how we can combat implicit bias by focusing on behavioral questions and alignment with our firm’s values.
MCC actively seeks diverse candidates through our recruiting process. Our firm participates in the Atlanta Bar Association’s Minority & Diversity Clerkship Program to increase the number of summer associates from diverse backgrounds.
Midsize Firm Mansfield Rule Certification Program
MCC is one of twenty-three firms piloting the Midsize Firm Mansfield Rule Certification for firms with 25 to 99 attorneys.
Named after the first woman admitted to practice in the United States, the Mansfield Rule requires law firms to take measurable steps to increase the representation of historically underrepresented lawyers in leadership. The certification requires that 30% or more of people that the firm considers for hiring, equity partner, managing partner, other firm governance roles, and in teams working to develop business with current and potential clients, be from underrepresented groups.