We Are Morgan Lewis

Here the people of Morgan Lewis share their stories, reflect on their histories, and embody the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. While we celebrate what makes us unique, there is one thing that unites us all: We Are Morgan Lewis.

Women’s History Month

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Morgan Lewis lawyers and professional staff from across our global offices came together to support this year's International Women's Day’s campaign theme, #BalanceforBetter, which calls for supporters to strike a pose reflecting the day's call to action for accelerating gender balance.

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Black History Month

Sharing what inspires them, the leaders of our African-American/Black Lawyer Network recommend several books about the people shaping today’s history.

Jocelyn R. Cuttino
Jocelyn Cuttino on Becoming by Michelle Obama
“Becoming” is an inspiring behind-the-scenes look at the Michelle Obama we all yearned to know during her years as First Lady. It’s a testament to resilience and growth, motherhood and community, but most of all to being your authentic self. It’s a reminder that no matter how many times we swerve, we can always get back on track.
 
Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson on No Free Ride: From the Mean Streets to the Mainstream by Kweisi Mfume and Ron Stodghill
“No Free Ride” is the quintessential American success story: it’s about how a man who came from nothing and who started down the wrong path was able to reinvent himself to become a successful and influential public figure. It’s about the triumph of the human spirit and how if you put your mind to it and put in the work, you can accomplish anything. My favorite quote from the book is “it's not how you start in life that counts, but how you finish."
 
Brent Hawkins
Brent Hawkins on Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out by Vernon Jordan
"Make it Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out" is a collection of notable speeches Vernon Jordan, esteemed civil rights attorney and former Executive Director of the National Urban League, has given throughout his illustrious career. I think my favorite speech is his eulogy for Thurgood Marshall (the father of my colleague, Morgan Lewis partner Thurgood Marshall, Jr.), in which he said that Thurgood Marshall "showed that the law could be an instrument of liberation" for black Americans, "rather than an instrument of oppression." I think that’s particularly apropos in today’s turbulent times.
 

When Pro Bono Work Hits Home

“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.

Holding Hands
Holding Hands
 

A Few of Their Favorite Things

The holidays are a time to reflect on the things we hold most dear. For us at Morgan Lewis, that includes you, our friends and clients, and our people, who are the ones that make up the soul of the firm. Here, our office managing partners from around the world share a bit of their own hearts through their favorite holiday memories and traditions.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Morgan Lewis and our clients are enriched by the varied backgrounds and perspectives of our lawyers and professional staff. Here, our Hispanic/Latino lawyers talk about how the firm and their work are enhanced by their heritage.

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Commitment to Community Service

Morgan Lewis lawyers contribute to the communities in which we practice through active volunteerism and service on boards of directors. Our goal is to participate in, support, and improve the communities where we live and work. Over the past two years, the firm has focused much of its efforts on helping children thrive. But for some, the commitment goes even deeper and becomes a part of who they are. Here, some of our people share their stories of what giving back has given them.

Collie James
Glenda Campozano
Vasilisa Strizh
Michael Carlton
Charlene Brown
 

LGBTQ Pride Month

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, we are spotlighting some of our partners who embody the firm’s spirit of inclusivity and service.

 

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Our lawyers routinely help clients break boundaries for their businesses, but many of our lawyers are trailblazers in their own right. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are featuring important firsts some of our Asian-American lawyers have accomplished throughout their careers.

 

Women’s History Month

As a key part of Morgan Lewis culture, we learn from each other in a spirit of collaboration. So in the honor of Women’s History Month, our women lawyers from around the globe share one piece of advice that’s helped them in their career.


 
 

Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, a group of our Morgan Lewis lawyers shared personal stories and reflected on their respective career paths. Learn more about our lawyers, what shaped them, and why they are such an important part of Morgan Lewis. Their stories can be found in the videos below.

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