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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

In a local community that is global in essence, Foley Mansfield understands that having a diverse, multifaceted team allows us to provide the best legal solutions for our clients. Our objective is to increase diversity at Foley Mansfield and make it a more inclusive organization. 

A unique team

Foley Mansfield's staff embraces diversity across a number of characteristics, including gender, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, religious and political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, viewpoints, economic background, education, and experience.

Working together gives us all an enhanced appreciation for the subtle differences in cultural attitudes and styles that make people unique – and together, make our experience remarkable.

Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule for Mid-Size Law Firms

The Mansfield Rule measures whether law firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitches and meetings, and entry-level and lateral hiring. The overall goal of the Mansfield Rule is to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership. The program for mid-sized firms has requirements tailored for smaller lawyer populations, fewer office locations and leaner firm leadership and governance structures. The certification period is 18 months, running from September 15, 2021 to March 15, 2023.

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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”) is an organization of more than 350 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners— the leadership of the profession—who have dedicated themselves to creating a truly diverse US legal profession. LCLD’s action programs are designed to attract, inspire, and nurture the talent in society and within member organizations, thereby helping a new and more diverse generation of attorneys ascend to positions of leadership. LCLD called upon its member leaders to create personal action plans, and publicly commit to them, with the goal of building a more perfect union. Kyle Mansfield’s personal and organizational commitment can be found here on LCLD’s website.

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FM Women’s Network

FM Women’s Network is a community of FM women attorneys that meet on the last Friday of each month. These meet-ups are a safe place of connection, community, support and safety for women in the profession. It is open to anyone who identifies as a female attorney and wishes to connect with others to discuss issues relative to their experiences as a woman in the profession. Everyone that attends a meet-up is eligible to receive one hour billable credit under the diversity and inclusion code. Anna Kohut, Partner in our St. Louis office, assumed the role as Chair of FM’s Women’s Network in 2022.

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Foley Mansfield's Diversity & Inclusion Committee is composed of individuals from across the firms' offices, who work collaboratively with office management and staff to further our commitment to a just and equitable workplace.

Our greatest pride at Foley Mansfield is our ongoing commitment to addressing inequality and injustice through our numerous industry and community involvement initiatives. 

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  This year, Foley & Mansfield launched our Inaugural Summer Minority Clerkship Program. The program was designed to create a pipeline of underrepresented legal professionals at the law school level. Director of Diversity & Inclusion, John Myung interviews Southern University Law Center law student, Amari Spraggins about her Summer Clerkship […]