From the firm’s beginning nearly 50 years ago, MMM has embraced diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and thought. The unique viewpoints of the Firm’s attorneys and staff are crucial to the success of MMM and our clients.
MMM is committed to achieving greater diversity and inclusion in the firm through the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse attorneys and believes diversity is essential to delivering excellent services to our clients and community. We continue to strive for a diverse compliment of attorneys and staff in order to help us gain a better breadth of perspective.
Improving diversity at MMM is everyone’s job. To quote our EEO policy, we must all "accept a full share of responsibility in making Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term."
MMM is working to support greater diversity at the firm in many ways. For example, the Firm:
- Established Diversity and Women’s initiatives within its MMMPact corporate social responsibility outreach. The initiatives encourage recruiting, programming and support for women and people of color
- For more than five straight years, earned a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, which measures LGBTQ Workplace Equality
- Encourages civic leadership, which has resulted in partners chairing local and statewide groups such as the Georgia Bar Diversity Program, Gate City Bar Association, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal and Stonewall Bar Association
- Increased diversity in Summer Associate Program, with 2023's Summer Associate Program seeing eight diverse participants out of 12 total, up from 2019's four diverse participants of 13 total
- Proactively recruits entry-level associates through participation in the Southeastern Minority Job Fair in both Atlanta and DC
- Established an annual internship program for diverse high school students designed to encourage them to pursue legal careers
- Established an employee affinity group for members of the LGBTQ community and their allies
- Earned Mansfield 5.0 Plus status, an objective measure of the firm’s commitment to diversity, with the “Plus” designation indicating at least 30 percent of current leadership roles are held by traditionally underrepresented lawyers