Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our firm's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative seeks to attract, retain, and champion top-flight legal talent. By doing so, we are able to maintain a culture of equality and support, strengthen the firm and community, and fuel improved performance and results for our clients.
At Murphy & McGonigle, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion starts with the ABCs. "A" stands for "advancement for all" that is based on the mentoring and sponsoring of the next generation of attorneys who will carry the firm’s mantle. "B" stands for "business that is inclusive" and promotes leaders from a wide range of backgrounds at all levels of management. "C" stands for "community outreach" that encourages our attorneys to collaborate on projects that leave a lasting social footprint.
Elizabeth Lan Davis, Chair of the financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle, has been selected as an honoree in the Washington Business Journal’s 2021 "Women Who Mean Business" Awards. Each year, the Washington Business Journal recognizes 25 women in the DC Metro area to receive the award.
Financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle will serve as a sponsor of the "Women, Diversity & Change on Wall Street" virtual summit. Katherine McGrail, the firm’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, will be speaking on the panel, "Representation: Diversifying the Talent Pipeline at Every Level." This panel takes place from 10:15 am to 11 am ET on October 6.
Sharon O’Shaughnessy, a member of the White Collar Defense Investigations & Compliance Counseling Practice, has been selected to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2021 Fellows Program.
Elizabeth Lan Davis, a shareholder in Murphy & McGonigle’s Washington, DC office, has been selected to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2020 Fellows Program. The program recognizes attorneys with distinguished leadership capacity from diverse backgrounds. LCLD is comprised of over 320 corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners who serve as mentors and leaders dedicated to fostering diversity.
A team of Murphy & McGonigle lawyers attended the 2019 Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) Annual Pathways to Diversity Conference, held Oct. 14-16 at the New York Hilton.
Governor and First Lady Northam and the Virginia Council on Women have announced the winners of the eighth annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for young women in their junior and senior years of high school.
Murphy & McGonigle, the financial services and regulatory law firm, announced today the promotion of several of its lawyers.
Murphy & McGonigle’s Women’s Initiative will serve as a sponsor of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Women’s Leadership Forum on Thurs., Oct. 25 in New York City. The focus of this Women’s Leadership Forum is to address ways to enhance positive culture within the financial services industry.
This event featured influential female leaders in cross-disciplinary markets in this global network and served as a kickoff to Blockchain Week New York City (May 13-18).
The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law.
The members of the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative participate in a number of organizations throughout New York, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Chicago and San Francisco that advance the development of individuals in the securities and legal industries.
These organizations include:
- Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
- Financial Women’s Association
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Inter-American Bar Association
- Mansfield Rule for Midsize Law Firms
- Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Firm Affiliate Network
- National Association of Women Business Owners
- National Bar Association
- National Black Prosecutors Association
- New York City Bar Association Legal Clinics
- SIFMA’s Future Leaders and Women’s Leadership Programs
- Zonta Club