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Crockett Named Leader in the Law, Appointed to Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber Board of Directors
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Big congratulations to Michelle Crockett, who was recently named among Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Leaders in the Law, Class of 2020, and was also appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce.  

Michelle is Miller Canfield's Hiring Chair and the firm's Diversity and Professional Development Principal, as well as a litigator in our Employment and Labor Group.

Michelle has made diversity and inclusion a central focus in her work. She was the driving force behind Miller Canfield being included in the first class of major law firms nationwide to pilot the Mansfield Rule, which requires us to affirmatively consider women and minority candidates when making hiring and promotion considerations (30 percent of the candidate pool must be women, minority and LGBTQ applicants). Miller Canfield was the only firm in Michigan to meet Diversity Lab's stringent standards for Mansfield Certification Plus and, after two years, remains the only firm in Michigan to earn the designation.

The achievement would not be possible without Michelle's relentless efforts to create actionable, measurable, results-driven initiatives that foster meaningful and sustainable change. The results have been remarkable. Specifically:

  • 49% of Miller Canfield's associates are women
  • 40% of the firm's non-equity principals are women
  • 40% of managing directors are women
  • 40% of resident directors are minorities and women
  • 78% of the firm's 2019 summer associate class were women
  • 55% of the firm's 2019 summer associate class were minorities

In 2018, Miller Canfield became the first Detroit law firm to sponsor the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which partners with allied corporate and nonprofit members to promote workplace and corporate diversity and inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business community.

We're proud to have you on our team, Megan!

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