Commitment to Diversity
Carr Maloney believes that diversity is essential to the success and achievements of its clients and to the long-term success of the Firm. Employees with different backgrounds and experiences bring valuable individual perspectives, insights, and attributes to the Firm resulting in a more distinctive, creative, and successful workplace, allowing the firm to lead its clients forward to success.
Carr Maloney is committed to supporting and advancing diversity initiatives through empathy, education, equality and inclusion. Carr Maloney’s leadership, together with the firm’s DE&I committee, strives to advance and develop new ways to improve and continue to grow as a Firm. Our emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness is reflected in many ways, including through DEI education, efforts to further our culture of inclusion, and actively participating in our communities.
Partnership with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness
The firm partners and collaborates with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (“CLI”) to provide awareness, training, education, resources and support to all firm employees to create an inclusive workplace and advance the Firm’s initiatives. The objective of the Firm’s collaboration and partnership with CLI is to develop, create and cultivate diverse cultures of inclusion within and outside the Firm.
Carr Maloney partners with the Washington Lawyer’s Committee’s (“WLC”) D.C. Public School Partnership Program, which seeks to address injustices in public education and the challenge of unbalanced and insufficient resources in urban communities. The partnership is developed to create an enriching and collaborative relationship between the firm and D.C. Public elementary schools, focusing on mentoring, provision of resources and other programs and services to diverse elementary school children. The Firm’s attorneys participate in presenting mock trials, providing resources and engaging in career day activities.
Many of the Firm’s attorneys are active members of their communities. Partner Mariana Bravo holds a leadership position with the Hispanic National Bar Association and has been a member of the Executive Committee for six years, where she currently serves as the Vice President of Divisions, Sections and Committees (“DSC”). Mariana focuses her efforts overseeing and engaging in programming and actively participating in advocacy, diversity and social and racial justice initiatives. She advocates before Congress on issues of diversity in the Judiciary and Executive Branch, Voting Rights and Criminal Justice and Immigration Reform. She also serves as a mentor to Hispanic law students and participates in community outreach programs, including youth symposiums.
Mariana also serves on the Board of Directors of SCORE, a national non-profit organization, dedicated to providing mentoring and education to small businesses, including minority and diverse business owners, through its more than 10,000-person volunteer team. Mariana serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Government and Relations Committee.
Additionally, Partner Tina Maiolo, serves as the corporate secretary and member of the Board of Directors for both Casa Italiana Language School (CILS) and Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center (CISC) in Washington, D.C. CILS promotes the Italian language through Italian language classes, cooking classes and ceramic classes. CISC promotes, preserves and cares for programs and cultural activities of the Italian-American community and presents the best of Italian culture to the larger society through diverse events such as concerts, conferences, art and crafts shows and other social gatherings. CISC is also establishing the Italian American Museum in D.C. (IAMDC), to preserve and share the contributions that Italians and Italian-American have made in our Nation’s Capital.
Carr Maloney attorneys are also members and participate in organizations committed to diversifying and providing opportunities for the metropolitan area’s diverse community. These organizations include the D.C. Chapter of Asian Pacific American Bar Association, LGBTQ Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the Equal Chamber of Commerce (ECCDC).
Recruitment and Retention
Carr Maloney is dedicated to attracting, developing, retaining and promoting outstanding lawyers, professionals and staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences to lead our clients forward and achieve client success. The firm believes that diverse teams benefit from perspectives that non-diverse teams lack. Carr Maloney is committed to taking the steps to ensure that diversity and inclusion is always a priority in the hiring process, including working with legal recruiters to bring in diverse qualified candidates, conducting outreach to diverse law schools with job opportunities at Carr Maloney, and actively participating in and holding leadership positions at diverse national bar associations and organizations to highlight the Firm’s opportunities.