At Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, we believe that diversity in the workplace allows us to be stronger advocates for our clients and enhances the quality of the legal services we provide. A diverse team of attorneys and support staff enables us to bring a broader, more dynamic perspective to the problems our clients face. Diversity also enriches the work atmosphere itself. We are committed both to recruiting and to fostering an environment in our workplace that is inclusive of all employees, regardless of gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
The Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella Diversity Committee is responsible for developing, monitoring, and evaluating firm strategies and progress in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce through equal hiring, training, and promotions. Chaired by Burke, Warren's Susan Overbey, the committee is comprised of male and female members with varying backgrounds, including associates, partners, and staff. Members share a commitment to increasing Burke, Warren’s diversity, and each uses his or her unique experience and background to support and further that goal.
Summer Associate Committee
Our commitment to diversity among our attorneys begins with recruiting summer associates who have strong legal skills in addition to diverse backgrounds. Because summer associates are hired with the expectation that they have the potential to become shareholders of Burke, Warren, selecting summer associates who will add to our diverse workplace is important. The Summer Associate Committee works with the Diversity Committee in recruiting and evaluating potential candidates.
Our Firm Today
- More than 30% of Burke, Warren's partners are women, including Karen MacKay, one of the only female name partners among large and mid-sized law firms in Chicago.
- Women make up nearly 60 percent of Burke, Warren's associates.
- Burke, Warren has responded positively to every request received for more flexible hours and working arrangements. Currently more than 25 percent of our attorneys work flexible schedules to enhance work/family balance.