Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values for our firm and an essential part of our business success. We are proud of the strides we have made in our DEI journey, which we have validated by earning Mansfield Certification from the Diversity Lab. That said, there will never be an end to our DEI efforts. Instead, our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion represents an ongoing journey of improvement that will make our firm more vibrant and our work more comprehensive.
Starting in the recruitment process, we seek to build diverse teams. We know that diversity fosters a vigorous exchange of ideas – informed by a mix of backgrounds and opinions – that helps us effectively guide our clients on IP strategy.
Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship: Recipients of the fellowship join the firm as summer associates and receive $10,000 monetary awards for law school tuition or other school-related expenses. Learn about our 2023 recipients.
Billable hour credit: MBHB grants all practitioners billable hour credit for pre-approved pro bono and diversity efforts. Practitioners receive billable credit for up to 5% of their annual quota for approved DEI activities.
Networking opportunities: From the development of our Women’s group to supporting attorneys’ involvement in affiliate bar associations, we provide a range of opportunities to network in diverse settings.