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Recent Diversity News & Events

Malisheia Douglas article published in ‘Kaleidoscope’
Five attorneys on 2014 Super Lawyers Ohio “Top 50 Women” list
Teresa Metcalf Beasley article published in ‘Kaleidoscope’

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In 2012, the Greater Cleveland Partnership recognized Calfee as a member of the Commission 50, honoring the firm for its progress in creating, enhancing and sustaining diversity and inclusion strategies. This recognition is determined based on four metrics: board diversity, senior management diversity, workforce diversity and supplier diversity.

Our Commitment

The firm is committed to fostering a more inclusive legal profession from which everyone will benefit. The unique qualities and backgrounds of each of the attorneys at the firm enhances the experience externally as well by bringing greater value to our clients. Beyond the walls of our buildings, we actively support community-wide diversity initiatives that allow us to contribute to the communities in which we work and live. Learn about our Diversity Contributions & Sponsorships.

Our philosophy is to treat every person with dignity and respect. Our goal is to balance the execution of our business strategy with genuine concern for the human dimensions of the people who make up Calfee. At Calfee, we create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone who works here. We value what each person brings to the table and believe diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and thought leads to creative solutions for our clients.

Recruitment
We solicit diverse candidates for our on-campus and lateral attorney interviews, and also participate in diverse recruitment and community outreach programs. Learn more about our recruitment efforts.

Affinity Groups
The firm is committed to fostering a more diverse legal profession from which everyone will benefit. The unique qualities and backgrounds of each of the attorneys at the firm enhances the experience externally as well by bringing greater value to our clients. Diversity leads to creativity and innovation in problem-solving. Learn more about our affinity groups.

Mentoring
Whether working with our clients or nurturing careers, at Calfee we believe in long-term investments. Which is why we provide and encourage several different avenues of mentoring for our attorneys and, we hope, future attorneys. Find out more about our mentoring programs.

Diversity Suppliers
Calfee is a very involved consumer when it comes to support for Women and Minority Owned Business Enterprises (WMBE) suppliers. Since first being invited to join in 2005, Calfee has been an active participant in The Commission on Economic Inclusion, an affiliate group of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. Learn more about our Diversity Suppliers, or complete our vendor registration form.

Meet Our Diversity Committee

Marcia J. Wexberg, Co-Chair
Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Co-Chair
Brent D. Ballard, Managing Partner
Karl Beus
Kate Davis
Philip M. Dawson
Arthur C. Hall
Christopher Jones

Jacqueline McLemore, Ph. D*
Matthew M. Mendoza
John A. Mongelluzzo
Kimberly Moses
Colleen M. O’Neil

Ned Pejic
Donna Shurtleff
Ronald R. Stupka
Christopher S. Williams

*Dr. McLemore is the firm’s diversity consultant. She helps the firm manage diversity related matters, strategic goals, and daily work processes.