Diversity & Inclusion


At M&S, practicing inclusion while centering diversity, equity, accessibility, and justice is who we are. It’s what we do.

We believe that a diverse team significantly improves our work product and ability to innovate, enhances our ability to serve our clients, and strengthens our ability to attract talented individuals. We strive to maintain a culture that celebrates the strengths of every team member and honors our differences. The firm engages in ongoing efforts to foster a culture of mutual respect and to attract, retain, and promote outstanding lawyers and staff from all backgrounds, perspectives, identities, and abilities. We regularly reevaluate our internal processes and engage in a community of practice to intentionally continue to learn about inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and justice together.

As a team of diverse and dedicated individuals, we:

• treat each other with trust, respect and honesty;
• inspire each other to perform with excellence and pride;
• nurture the professional and personal growth of each team member;
• actively engage in efforts to include one another and to learn about and celebrate our differences;
• take responsibility for our actions, for our ethical duties to our clients, and for building a positive work environment; and
• bring integrity, creativity, and a social-justice lens to our client-centered work.

We advance equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, and credit history.

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