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Moore & Van Allen named a WomenInc. Top Law Firm for Women

November 2019

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (MVA) is pleased to announce that WomenInc. Magazine, a publication dedicated to comprehensive coverage of women’s achievements in business, has named the firm to its Top 100 Law Firms for Women list. The list was published in WomenInc. Magazine’s Fall 2019 issue, which specifically celebrates female representation and leadership within the legal industry.

According to WomenInc., its staff surveyed law firms nationwide with objective criteria for consideration, including activities such as hiring and retaining women attorneys, promoting women attorneys to equity partnership ranks, and providing women attorneys with opportunities for leadership. The publication states that the law firms recognized had a demonstrated track record of commitment through holistic actions. 

MVA demonstrates an unwavering commitment to females in the legal industry through a variety of thriving groups and initiatives. MVA’s Diversity Committee, which is led by members Amy K. Johnson and Valecia M. McDowell, was established in 2002 to raise awareness and foster understanding and appreciation of the many ethnicities, races, religions, countries and regions of origin, physical abilities and sexual orientations represented within the firm, among clients, and in the community. The firm’s Women of Moore & Van Allen (WoMVA) affinity group brings female lawyers together for mentoring, networking, and career development opportunities devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers. WoMVA strives to support its members in their efforts to achieve leadership positions within the firm and the community. A comprehensive overview of the firm’s additional diversity efforts can be found in the most recent Annual Diversity Report.

“We are committed to recruiting, developing and promoting lawyers and staff of every gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation. There is unequivocal strength in diversity,” Johnson said . “We have come a long way, but need to continue improving so as to retain the absolute best talent for our clients.”

About Moore & Van Allen

Moore & Van Allen PLLC (www.mvalaw.com), founded in 1950, has more than 300 attorneys. Ranked in the prestigious “Am Law 200” list, Moore & Van Allen has offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. The attorneys at Moore & Van Allen provide sophisticated legal services within their nationally recognized Litigation, Corporate, Finance, Intellectual Property and Real Estate law practices for international banks and manufacturers, energy leaders, and growing healthcare and technology companies. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Moore & Van Allen in their 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both regionally and nationally.