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Mintz continues its ongoing commitment to ensuring the firm is an equitable workplace, establishing a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee that reports directly to the firm's main decision making body, the Policy Committee. The new Equity Advisory Council (EAC) will be responsible for driving equity for the firm’s attorneys, especially women, attorneys of color and LGBTQ+ attorneys.
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California Court Strikes Down Board Diversity Law: Now What?

April 14, 2022 | Blog | By Jennifer Rubin

Jen Rubin, chair of Mintz’s ESG practice group, looks at the recent California court decision striking down the state’s law mandating corporate board seats for underrepresented communities. She says boards still need to dedicate themselves to a meaningful process for seating the right board and offers suggestions for ways to ensure community representation.
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Mintz has been named a recipient of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)’s 2022 Beacon of Justice Award for its efforts to address systemic racial disparities in 2022.
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Name Member and former Washington, DC office head Charlie Ferris played an integral role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the drafting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while working in the US Senate. In this video, he sits down with Member Tyrone Thomas, Chair of the Diversity Committee, to reflect on that momentous era and the relevance of this legislation today.
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Q&A with Nikki Bell, Founder and CEO of LIFT (Living in Freedom Together)

January 28, 2022 | Article | By Kianna S. Phillips, Sofia Nuño, Alec Zadek

Associates Kianna Phillips and Sofia Nuño recently spoke with firm client Nikki Bell to talk about her experience with prostitution and trafficking and the legislation that Mintz drafted. 
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Mintz is pleased to announce that Managing Member of the firm’s Los Angeles Office Joshua Briones and Member Arameh Z. O’Boyle have been named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s (LABJ) 2022 “Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys” list. The annual list recognizes minority lawyers in the Los Angeles region and their careers, practice, and successes they’ve achieved.
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Legal ESG Summit Resources

January 19, 2022 | Video | By Jennifer Rubin, Tyrone Thomas, Jacob Hupart, Courtney O. Taylor

Learn from Mintz’s ESG subject matter experts as they explore what ESG really means for and within the legal profession, examine why law firms must embrace ESG as a business-critical priority, and share how law firm leadership can address ESG strategically and holistically.
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In an article published by Law360 Pulse, Mintz Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Narges Kakalia discussed the importance of law firms facilitating psychological safety in the workplace in order to retain minority lawyers.
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Mintz name partner and former Washington, DC office head Charlie Ferris discusses his role in drafting the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts in the ‘60s and the relevance of this legislation today with ELB partner and chair of the Diversity Committee, Ty Thomas.
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