Commitment to Diversity
MGKF recognizes the need to promote and embrace diversity in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, age, mental/physical abilities, and sexual orientation. Thirty-three percent of our partners are female and thirty-two percent of all lawyers are female, two of whom are members of a minority group.
MGKF is proud to be named a Law360 "Ceiling Smasher" and was the only firm headquartered in the Philadelphia area to be included on the list. MGKF was ranked 18th nationally for its percentage of women in the partnership. While the many law firms’ partnership ranks are still dominated by men, MGKF’s female partners account for more than 36 percent of the partnership, compared to the national average of 22 percent according to Law360’s 2016 Glass Ceiling Report.
MGKF is a proud member of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group. Further, to demonstrate our support of diversity initiatives, we have endorsed as firm policy the Statement of Diversity Principles adopted by the American Bar Association.
The firm established a Diversity Committee in 2011. The team is comprised of one of the firm's founding partners, the Managing Partner, as well as three other partners (1 male and 2 female). A female partner heads our Hiring Committee, which is committed to implementing proactive steps to reach out to minority candidates, particularly in our recruiting efforts at law schools. Given MGKF’s prominence in the fields of environmental and energy law, MGKF strives to promote diversity for the historically under-represented in these rapidly growing fields.
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