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.
No matter the time zone or the language, the 10, 9, 8… countdown to “Happy New Year!” is an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s ending, the hopes for the next one, and the excitement in that shared moment of celebration. As we wrap up 2019, we’ve created a countdown of our own, highlighting moments throughout the year—from all over the world—that brought us together, spread joy, and illustrated what is important to us as a firm and as a family. From all of us, to all of you, Happy New Year!
This year’s national theme for Hispanic Heritage Month is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.” Here, a few of our people share the stories of their families and friends who helped build and continue to enrich the history and culture of the United States.
Five years ago, Morgan Lewis took its commitment to diversity and inclusion one step further by creating the Morgan Lewis Foundation, which awards academic scholarships to diverse second- and third-year law students. Each year, we are inspired by the stories and passion of the students who become Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholars. Regardless of the path they take, we know the legal profession is in good hands with this group of future leaders. Here, this year’s class reflects on what the scholarship means to their legal careers.
Morgan Lewis has a longstanding commitment to supporting the unmet needs of the most vulnerable in the communities in which we live and work and the nonprofit organizations that aid them. As part of our 10th annual Community Impact Week, we partnered with more than 100 organizations around the world to complete 175-plus service and other activities to further the well-being of our communities.
At Morgan Lewis, mentorship is not a one-way street. When women share their perspectives, struggles, and advances with one another, we all grow stronger. As just one example, Firm Chair Jami McKeon hosted Lerato Thekiso of South Africa, founding director of Thekvest Legal Advisory Services, as part of an annual program led by the US State Department and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. In this video, they talk about the importance of the program, having visible women world leaders, and what mentoring brings to them.
Sharing what inspires them, the leaders of our African-American/Black Lawyer Network recommend several books about the people shaping today’s history.
“It’s the most important work I’ve ever done.” Our lawyers echo that sentiment again and again when talking about their work on pro bono matters, especially when it comes to reuniting families separated at the southern border. Here two women, lawyers, and moms share the stories of the people whose children were taken from them and the fight to get them back.