We Are Morgan Lewis

Here the people of Morgan Lewis share their stories, reflect on their histories, and embody the firm’s commitment to inclusion, innovation, collaboration, engagement, and well-being. While we celebrate what makes us unique, there is one thing that unites us all: We Are Morgan Lewis.

A Life of Service

Partner David C. Dziengowski has spent 14 years serving in the US Navy. First on active duty from 2009–2014 and now in the US Navy Reserve. He’s represented sailors, soldiers, and members of the Coast Guard and US Marines in court martial proceedings and administrative hearings. As a Morgan Lewis partner, he now serves veterans through pro bono work and on the Community Council of Hope for the Warriors. David shares a bit more about his commitment to his country as he was honored with the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Veterans of Influence award.

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Mecole Tate

Breaking the Generational Curse

When Mecole Tate was 18 years old, she had her first baby girl, who she carried across the stage at her high school graduation. Two years later she had her second. This year, both of her daughters watched her deliver a graduation speech at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law when she received her J.D., magna cum laude, having served as 3L class president. Mecole shares more of how she did just that.

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Mecole Tate

Kym Liebler Shares Her Adoption Story: ‘Best Decision I Ever Made’

Kym, our senior manager of directories and recognitions, shares some lessons learned from her experience in international adoption.

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Kym Liebler

When Charity Becomes Life Changing

In 2016, Xerxes Mangapit, director of service delivery and program management at Morgan Lewis, donated to help two refugee families through a simple website. Fast forward five years, and Xerxes helped morph that website into a comprehensive volunteer hub to aid refugees with many aspects of their resettlement, from places to stay to guidance on citizenship hurdles. An immigrant himself, Xerxes sees this endeavor as a way to give back and bring his community together.

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Xerxes Mangapit

Recognizing Parallels

When South African human rights lawyer Jessica Lawrence visited Morgan Lewis as part of a two-week-long mentorship program run by the US State Department and Fortune, she was unsure how her experience working in the civil society sector—specifically with refugees at a non-governmental organization (NGO)—would translate into a corporate law firm. She shares a bit more about her story and what she is taking away from the program.

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Jami McKeon and Jessica Lawrence

A Scholarly Approach to Well-Being

Adam Reiber approaches the firm’s innovative well-being program with a scholarly perspective, remaining true to the science to deliver world-class well-being support to our Morgan Lewis community. He shares a bit more about that approach and his background.

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Adam Reiber and family

Progress Is Not a Straight Line: Michelle Park Chiu Reflects on Her Time as AABA President

When Michelle Park Chiu first joined the board of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), long before taking the role of president in 2021, she never could have predicted the challenges that would face the group—and the world.

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Michelle Park Chiu

Kelly Cooke: Lessons Learned on the Ice

Drawn in by the excitement of the game, Kelly shares how her hockey career evolved and how she translates her lessons from the ice to the practice of law.

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Kelly Cooke

Before the Law

Our experiences and life stories shape who we are. In this feature, Jitsuro Morishita shares how becoming a novice monk in college gave him the tools to balance the inevitable tension that is behind every law.

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Jitsuro Morishita

The Greatest Gifts

This holiday season, Morgan Lewis celebrates the greatest gifts: time and connection. In 2022, let’s all open our doors, our hearts, and our minds.

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