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McGuireWoods Champions Diversity & Inclusion

McGuireWoods is committed to diversity & inclusion within our firm, the legal profession and our communities. The firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee is led by Baltimore partner Ava Lias-Booker.

A full report of McGuireWoods’ diversity initiatives can be viewed in the 2015 Annual Diversity & Inclusion Report.

The firm has five lawyer networks to support the success of diverse and women lawyers. Our networks include the African-American Lawyers Network, the Asian Pacific Lawyers Network, the Hispanic/Latino Lawyers Network, the LGBT Lawyers Network and the Women Lawyers Network. The largest of these is our Women Lawyers Network. The chairs of the lawyer networks sit on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

McGuireWoods supports diversity and inclusion in many ways, including:

Our diversity & inclusion initiatives have received numerous awards, including the NAPABA President’s Award for McGuireWoods’ support of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and its law foundation and internship program. In 2015, Law360 ranked our firm fifth on its inaugural list of “The 25 Best Law Firms for Black Attorneys.” We have been recognized several times as a Working Mother/Flex-Time “50 Best Law Firms for Women,” and Equality Illinois has repeatedly recognized McGuireWoods as one of the top law firms in Illinois to show a growing commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusiveness in the workplace.

For further details on any of our diversity & inclusion initiatives, we invite you to contact Kelly Fullwood, our Manager of Diversity & Inclusion, at .


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2015 Annual
Diversity & Inclusion Report


Diversity and Inclusion
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