Womble Carlyle and Molden Holley Partner to Provide Diversity
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC and Molden Holley Fergusson Thompson & Heard, LLC recently announced an alliance that will enable each firm to provide its clients with a team of lawyers who are diverse in both culture and areas of legal experience. The two firms will remain separate entities, but will work together on matters in the same way that co-counsel lawyers share client work.
A minority-owned law firm in Atlanta, Molden Holley was formed in April 2005 and is comprised of eight lawyers with large law firm credentials and strong client service experience. Womble Carlyle is one of the country's top 100 law firms, with 70 lawyers in its Atlanta office.
The alliance provides the opportunity for both minority-owned businesses and Fortune 500 corporations to work with a minority-owned firm that is capable of handling even the most complex matters and cases.
"We are delighted to be associated with the outstanding lawyers at Molden Holley," says Keith Vaughan, Womble Carlyle managing member. "The alliance is an important part of Womble Carlyle's established, aggressive diversity initiatives that will enable us to provide our clients with a more diverse team of talented lawyers. Womble Carlyle is firmly committed to better reflecting the demographics of the companies we are serving. We look forward to great success from bringing together these two groups of highly talented and diverse lawyers."
"We at Molden Holley are very impressed with the sincerity and depth of Womble Carlyle's commitment to being a more diverse firm," says Molden Holley Managing Partner Regina Molden. "Having the ability to tap into the resources of a large, full-service business law firm will provide a significant boost to our ability to expand our client base and provide even better client service."
MCCA® IS ON THE MOVE AGAIN!
To say we've been busy would be a gross understatement. And MCCA® is on the move yet again—quite literally, in fact! If you want to catch up with MCCA, you can reach us at our NEW address at the Morgan Lewis & Bockius building:
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JOIN MCCA® TO HONOR THE WESTERN REGION DIVERSITY AWARD WINNERS—PALM, LEVI STRAUSS, AND MICROSOFT
Save the date! Join us on September 28, 2005 in San Francisco, Calif., as we announce the winners of the western region Employer of Choice and Thomas L. Sager diversity awards at MCCA's diversity dinner at the San Francisco Marriott hotel.
Three leading law departments and one law firm will be presented with awards as a result of their inclusiveness efforts and initiatives.
Accepting the awards on behalf of their companies will be Mary E. Doyle, senior vice president and general counsel, Palm, Inc.; Albert F. Moreno, senior vice president and general counsel, Levi Strauss & Co., and Bradford L. Smith, senior vice president and general counsel, Microsoft Corporation. The keynote address will be given by Dennis J. Herrera, city attorney of San Francisco.
The Sager award, which was named in honor of DuPont's vice president and general counsel, Thomas L. Sager, is given to a law firm for its commitment to improve hiring, retention, and the promotion of minority attorneys. At the time of publication of this issue, the western region Sager winner was not selected, so please go to our web site indicated below for an update.
For table sponsorship, individual ticket prices, and to register online and pay via credit card, please go to www.MCCA.com. For additional questions and information, please contact Jennifer Chen at 202.739.5902 or jenchen@MCCA.com
From the September/October 2005 issue of Diversity & The Bar®