Diversity & Inclusion

An integral part of who we are and the work we do

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is committed to fostering education and dialog to ensure that diversity and inclusion of individuals and their perspectives are valued and sought out.

To ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are front and center, our Committee for Diversity and Inclusion works closely with our recruiting, professional development, pro bono, and business development committees.

Mansfield Rule

We are excited to be participating in the September 2021 Diversity Lab Midsize Mansfield Rule Cohort. MBHB is one of more than 70 firms joining the original 25+ law firms that began piloting the Midsize Mansfield Rule in 2020.

The Midsize Mansfield certification process, modeled after the version for larger firms, has been fine-tuned to boost diversity in leadership for firms with smaller lawyer populations, single office locations and leaner firm leadership structures. Certification is expected in Spring of 2023.

MBHB Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

The MBHB Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship is an intentional, tangible step to strengthen diversity and inclusion within the firm and, more generally, throughout the field of intellectual property law. Our Fellowship provides an opportunity for 1L and 2L students from an ABA-accredited law school to participate in the firm’s summer associate program and receive a $10,000 scholarship for law school tuition or other school-related expenses. (view details/apply) — view details of the 2021 recipients

D&I Billable Hour Credit

The firm strongly supports pro bono and diversity efforts by all practitioners, and to demonstrate our commitment, the firm grants 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 D&I activities.


Please contact partners Michael Borella, Ph.D.Jori Fuller

Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

MBHB is committed to a policy against discrimination in employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other protected group status under the law. MBHB is compliant with the Connecticut General Statutes §§ 4a-60(a)(1) and 4a-60a(a)(1), as amended.