Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

Last updated: January 09, 2024

At Mughal Gaudry & Franklin PC (MGF), we passionately believe in the power and necessity of diversity within our team. Our commitment extends beyond the mere recruitment of individuals from varied genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We recognize the immense value that diversity brings to our firm and the field of patent law. We are dedicated to the recruitment, retention, and development of individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, including underrepresented groups. We place equal emphasis on the retention and development of these diverse talents within our firm

Inclusivity at the Core

We understand that a diverse workforce is crucial for thriving in the competitive realm of patent law. Diversity brings many perspectives and ideas, fostering an innovative and dynamic environment. This diversity is not just an ideal for us; it is a cornerstone of our firm’s ethos.

Inclusivity in Recruitment

Our commitment to diversity begins with our recruitment process. We actively seek to attract talented individuals from various genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, as well as those who are disabled or neurodivergent. We understand that these diverse perspectives are crucial in driving innovation and excellence within our firm.

Beyond Recruitment – Focusing on Retention

At MGF, we recognize that the true value of diversity lies in not only attracting diverse talents but also in nurturing and retaining them. We are committed to providing hands-on training and personalized career planning for all our employees. By investing in the growth and development of our team members, we ensure that they feel valued, supported, and integral to our firm’s success.

Zero Tolerance for Discrimination

Discrimination has no place at MGF. Our policies and practices prohibit any form of discrimination, ensuring a fair and equitable workplace. We strive to create an environment where everyone, irrespective of their background, feels respected, valued, and empowered to reach their full potential.

Continuous Learning and Development

We believe in the continuous education of our staff in diversity and inclusivity. Regular participation in relevant seminars and workshops is an integral part of our firm’s culture. This ongoing learning ensures that we are always at the forefront of implementing best practices in diversity and inclusion.

Community Engagement and Representation

Our commitment to diversity extends to the communities we serve. We are dedicated to ensuring that underrepresented groups receive high-quality legal representation in patent law. Our outreach and pro bono initiatives are a testament to this commitment. For example, we support minority affinity bar groups such as Oregon Muslim Bar Association. Specifically, we host a yearly Ramadan event where we meet lawyers including Judges from various backgrounds and connect them with aspiring lawyers. We routinely assist inventors from disadvantaged backgrounds by guiding them through the patent filing process and helping them with drafting their patent applications.

Excellence through Diversity

At MGF, we passionately believe that our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce is fundamental to our success. Embracing diverse perspectives and experiences not only aligns with our ethical values but also enhances our ability to innovate, problem-solve, and understand the varied needs of our clients in a global context.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Diversity Statement, You can contact us:

By email: contact@mgf.law

By visiting this page on our website: https://mgf.law/contact/

By phone number: 971.634.0286