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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.

Mansfield Rule Law Firm Certification Program
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn successfully completed Diversity Lab’s Mansfield 3.0 program and achieved Mansfield Certification Plus status for 2020. We are proud to be among the 100 leading law firms nationwide receiving Certification under Mansfield 3.0 and one of only 67 firms receiving Certification Plus status this year.

The goal of the Mansfield Rule program is to boost the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities. Mansfield Certification Plus status recognizes that, in addition to affirmatively considering at least 30 percent women, attorneys of color, LGBTQ+ attorneys, and attorneys with disabilities for recruitment, governance roles, equity partner promotions, and inclusion in formal pitch presentations to clients, the firm has also successfully reached at least 30 percent women, minority, and LGBTQ+ lawyer representation in a notable number of leadership roles and committees.

Our firm has joined 117 leading law firms and 50 corporate legal departments and is participating in the 2021 Mansfield 4.0 initiative which runs from July 2020 to July 2021.

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 $15,000 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

James Walker
Committee Co-Chair, Portland

Jackee Walker
Committee Co-Chair, Seattle

Kieran J. Curley
Managing Partner

LeAnne Bremer
Partner-in-Charge, Vancouver

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

Erin Burris
Attorney, Portland

Mike Fandel
Partner-in-Charge, Seattle

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Sharae Gross
Chief Talent Officer, Portland

Ryan Hall
Attorney, Portland

Naomi Haslitt
Partner, Portland

Andy Murphy
Attorney, Seattle

Iván Resendiz Gutierrez
Attorney, Portland

Cynthia Voth
Chief Client Officer, Seattle

Vanessa Wheeler
Attorney, Seattle