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Our clients range from international and publicly traded companies to closely held entrepreneurial enterprises, as well as the individuals who own and manage them. We offer significant experience in various industries including real estate, banking and finance, mortgage banking, labor and employment, civil litigation, tax, estate planning, automotive dealerships and franchises, health care, tax-exempt organizations, such as religious, educational and social service entities, general corporate representation and the unique concerns of closely held businesses and their owners.
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At Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C., we believe that diversity in the workplace enhances the quality of the legal services we provide and enables us to bring a broader perspective to the problems our clients face. Diversity also enriches the work atmosphere itself.
The BWM&S diversity committee, formed in 2006, is responsible for developing, monitoring, and evaluating Firm strategies and progress in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Chaired by the Firm's managing partner, Jeffrey D. Warren, the committee is comprised of male and female members with various backgrounds, including associates, partners and staff. Members share a commitment to increasing the Firm’s diversity. Each uses his or her unique experiences and background to support and further that goal.
The Firm seeks to recruit summer associates with strong legal skills and diverse backgrounds. The Summer Associate Committee, chaired by John Kobus, works with the Firm's Diversity Committee in the recruiting and evaluation of potential candidates. It is the expectation that Summer Associates will join the Firm upon graduation. The Summer Associate Committee is comprised of 80% women. Over the last three years, 75% of the Firm's summer associates have been women.
In 2006, the Firm became a signatory on two Chicago Bar Association diversity initiatives. The first commits the Firm to increase the number of women in leadership positions. The second commits the Firm to increase the diversity in its hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys.
We believe that the quality and depth of women attorneys in particular at our Firm is an indication of our commitment to diversity: