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Diversity

An Invitation to Join

Diversity at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn is an ongoing strategic initiative that extends beyond our own offices to our industry and community. We invite you to join us in our efforts to identify and implement solutions to broaden the diverse nature of our business.

Diversity Vision Statement—The Future

We at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP are committed to achieving true structural diversity throughout the firm that at a minimum reflects the diversity of the general population of each community in which we practice law, in every office, professional discipline, industry group, and firm committee.

Mission Statement—What We Do

We work to ensure that diversity—which is essential to understanding varying perspectives, finding creative and effective solutions to our clients' needs, realizing the best we have to offer, and cultivating a fair justice system—is considered and implemented in every aspect of our firm.

MNG&D Diversity Fellowship Program

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP (“MNG&D”) and its clients believe that the quality of legal services delivered will be significantly aided by the promotion of diversity both within the firm and within the Pacific Northwest’s legal, business, public-sector, and philanthropic communities. To achieve this goal, MNG&D has created a multifaceted Diversity Program that includes the highly selective Diversity Fellowship. Each year, MNG&D makes available two Fellowships to exceptional law students. Each Fellowship recipient receives a paid summer associate position at either MNG&D’s Seattle, Washington, or Portland, Oregon, office. After successful completion of the summer associate clerkship, each Fellowship recipient is awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Each recipient may receive a MNG&D Diversity Fellowship only once.

Deadlines and application information for the Fellowship will be posted on the firm's website in July each year. Click here for more information about this year's Fellowship.

Women and Minority Business Enterprise Program

The firm has developed a program that affords both diverse and nondiverse attorneys the ability to attract and represent at a reduced fee small and emerging women and minority business enterprises.

Billable-Hour Credit

The firm provides each attorney with billable credit of 150 hours per year for work on specific Diversity Committee-approved initiatives. Possible Diversity Committee billable initiatives include the time spent implementing and/or participating in: (1) a firm-branded annual diversity event, (2) an anti-bias educational program, (3) the firm’s diversity mentoring program, and (4) the women and minority business enterprise program. In addition, time spent on targeted diversity recruiting in out-of-state law schools approved by the Diversity and Recruiting Committees will also receive billable credit.

Diversity Committee


Naomi Haslitt
Committee Co-Chair


Richard E. Mitchell
Committee Co-Chair


Kieran J. Curley
Managing Partner 


 A. Paul Firuz
Attorney, Seattle


Grace Kim
Attorney, Long Beach


 Steven A. Miller
Partner-In-Charge, Seattle


Clifton Molatore
Recruiting Committee
Chair


James Walker
Attorney, Portland
 


Vanessa Wheeler
Attorney, Seattle
 


Michelle Baird-Johnson
Director of Recruiting and
Professional Development
 

 
Cynthia Voth
Director of Business
Development and
Administration, Seattle