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Sponsorships

Through the sponsorship of legal industry groups and events, we provide vital support to those who have made diversifying the legal profession their central goal. These partnerships enable us to build lasting relationships with diverse and female students and student groups, while also sharing our own experience during sponsored events and discussions.

Some of our more recent sponsorships are described below.

Americas

  • Member and sponsor of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity ("LCLD").
  • National Sponsor of Lambda Legal Education and Defense Fund.
  • The official sponsor of the National Black Law Students' Frederick Douglass National Moot Court Competition.
  • National sponsor of Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
  • Mayer Brown's Chicago office is a member of Chicago United, a corporate member organization that brings together business leaders of various races and ethnicities to improve business race relations in the City of Chicago.
  • Financial sponsors of law school affinity groups at the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, Stanford University, Northwestern University, Columbia University, Fordham University, and Harvard University.
  • The New York City Bar Association Diversity Bar Fellowship Program, through which we hire a minority first-year law student from a New York City law school as part of our summer associate program.
  • Texas Diversity Council.
  • National Bar Association.
  • National Association of Women Lawyers.
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
  • Practising Attorneys for Law Students ("PALS").
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association.
  • Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
  • Illinois Humanities Council - Programming of Brown v. Board of Education Series.
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
  • Women's Bar Foundation.
  • Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois.
  • Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago.
  • Asian American Legal Resource Center.
  • Funded a Harvard Law School student's trip to Botswana as part of the Harvard Black Law Student Association (HBLSA) Africa Summit.
  • Annually fund a fellowship for a public interest project through Legal Aid focused on addressing the legal issues of battered women and immigrant women.
  • Dominican Bar Association.
  • Hispanic National Bar Association.

Europe

  • Sponsor of The Lord Mayor's Appeal Power of Diversity Breakfast Seminar Series and hosted in London "The Design of Affinity Network Groups Who's Listening?" breakfast and "Mental Health - Prevention in the Workplace" breakfast.
  • Sponsorship and participation in King's College London's flagship widening participation scheme - K+ - which seeks out and supports the brightest young people, regardless of background, to achieve their full potential and access education at the best universities in the City of London and beyond.
  • Living Wage Foundation (UK)
  • Diversity Role Models, a charitable organization that actively seeks to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying in UK schools
  • UpRising, a UK-wide youth leadership development organization for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds
  • Women in Mining (UK)

Asia

  • Major Contributor and Corporate Sponsor for Charitable Organisation PathFinders, we annually support their client fundraisers to raise awareness of their signature "Mothers' Empowerment Programme", and work in strides to allow underprivileged mothers to feel the respect they deserve.
  • Mother's Choice, a non-profit organization in Hong Kong that provides and promotes support to the female community in need.
  • Asian University for Women, a university in Bangladesh for women of diverse backgrounds throughout Asia, with a special emphasis on economically disadvantaged, rural and refugee women.
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