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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 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.

Mansfield Rule 3.0 Law Firm Certification Program
To further its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, we currently participate in the Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certification Program. The Mansfield Rule 3.0 aims to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership roles at law firms and measures whether firms have affirmatively considered at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions.

MNG&D Diversity Fellowship Program
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and its clients believe that the quality of legal services delivered will be significantly aided by increasing and promoting diversity 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 and November each year.

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.

Additional Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Pro Bono hours credit 
  • Recruiting efforts on campuses with high OCI stats 
  • Workflow statistics 
  • King County Prosecutor’s Trial Program 
  • Washington Leadership Institute

Diversity & Inclusion Committee


Aubrey Seffernick
Committee Co-Chair, Seattle


James Walker
Committee Co-Chair, Portland

 
Kieran J. Curley
Managing Partner


Steven A. Miller
Partner-In-Charge, Seattle
 


Bethany Brown
Director of Legal Talent,
Diversity & Inclusion, Seattle


Erin Burris
Attorney, Portland
 

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Sharae Gross
Director of Professional
Development & Portland
Metro Legal Talent
Manager, Portland


Ryan Hall
Attorney, Portland
 
 
 


Naomi Haslitt
Partner, Portland
 
 
 


Andy Murphy
Attorney, Seattle

 
Will Rasmussen
Recruiting Co-Chair, Portland


Iván Resendiz Gutierrez
Attorney, Portland


Lauren Visoria
Attorney, Seattle
 


Cynthia Voth
Director of Client 
Engagement & Innovation 


Jackee Walker
Attorney, Seattle
 

 
Vanessa Wheeler
Attorney, Seattle