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Miller Canfield Partners with Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce

September 13, 2018

DETROIT (Sept. 13, 2018) — Miller Canfield has announced that it will be 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. The announcement was made by Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee.

"We are proud to sponsor and participate in the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce," McGee said. "Our communities are stronger and richer when we support not only local business partners, but businesses that are inclusive. We want to make it very clear that we are a firm that values diversity and makes room at the table, and in the top ranks of leadership, for all of our attorneys." 

In August, Miller Canfield became the only Michigan-based law firm to be named among 41 major law firms nationwide to earn Mansfield Certification from Diversity Lab, the national incubator for innovative ideas and solutions to boost diversity and inclusion of women and minority attorneys in law. Firms earned certification by affirmatively considering women and attorneys of color—at least 30 percent of the candidate pool—for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions and lateral positions. The firm announced that it is expanding the requirements to include LGBTQ candidates in hiring and promotion decisions.

For more information about Miller Canfield’s diversity initiatives, please visit: https://www.millercanfield.com/firm-diversity.html. For more information about the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, please visit: https://detroitlgbtchamber.com/.