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Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP - Wilmington, Delaware

Diversity & Inclusion

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Diversity Chair

Diversity Chair Prefix Mr.
Diversity Chair First Name Tarik
Diversity Chair Last Name Haskins

Diversity Contact Information

Diversity Contact Prefix Mr.
Diversity Contact First Name Tarik
Diversity Contact Last Name Haskins
Link to your organization's diversity website

Recruitment methods

Which of the following methods do you use to increase the presence and retention of under-represented groups? (Check all that apply) Diversity job fairs
Outreach to law student groups
Recruit at schools with large minority populations
Bar-sponsored programs
Firm diversity committee
Recruit at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Comments Morris Nichols is committed to promoting the diversity of our firm and to creating a work environment that values the backgrounds and contributions of each individual employed here. We believe that an inclusive culture improves the scope as well as the quality of our legal practice, aids us in responding to the needs of our clients, and helps us thrive as members of the national legal community.

Throughout our history, we have been committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting a diverse group of attorneys. We seek highly qualified attorneys of all backgrounds. Our recruiting mandate is to hire the best of the best, without regard to gender, race, color, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, ethnicity, or religious background.

As part of our strategic recruiting plan, we have adopted the goal of improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and minority attorneys at the firm. In an effort to manage these diversity initiatives proactively, Morris Nichols formed a Diversity Committee to work with the firm’s other committees and to provide recommendations on ways to integrate awareness of diversity issues within the firm.

Recognizing that talented candidates may be unaware of the opportunities at Morris Nichols, we have made a concerted effort to raise the visibility of our firm among law schools and law students. We actively solicit feedback from our colleagues within the firm, as a benchmark for our efforts and for ideas and insights into issues of personal concern to them.

Morris Nichols participates in the Delaware Minority Job Fair (DMJF), which is sponsored each year by the Delaware State Bar Association and a group of legal employers interested in increasing diversity in the Delaware legal and business communities. The DMJF is a unique opportunity for law students to interview with Delaware employers, and to learn about the practice of law in Delaware from leaders of the legal community. Morris Nichols has been responsible for organizing the Job Fair numerous times, most recently in 2011.

The Firm has also participated in the Lavender Law Career Fair, which is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion of LGBT candidates within the legal profession's recruiting efforts.

The firm provides medical and dental insurance, among other benefits, to qualified spouses and partners of LGBT attorneys and staff as well as a concomitant “tax gross up” to address negative tax implications resulting from the provision of such benefits and the nonrecognition states' failure to recognize such relationships.
Non-discrimination policy The Firm strives to maintain a work environment which is free of unlawful discrimination and in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm is an equal employment opportunity employer and it complies with all state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, gender, marital status, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other status which may be protected under those laws.

Diversity fellowships or scholarships

Does your organization or office sponsor/offer a Diversity Fellowship or Scholarship? No
If yes, is the program open to
Please provide a brief description of the program N/A

Affinity group information

Does your organization or office have affinity groups? Yes
If yes, please describe your affinity groups below African American Group
Asian American Group
Latin American Group
MNAT Women's Initiative Group