Smith Shapourian Mignano PC is a women- and minority-owned boutique law firm in San Francisco. We represent micro venture capital funds, technology startups, and industry-adjacent service providers who are forming and scaling their companies, fundraising, merging with and/or acquiring other businesses. Additionally, we assist our clients in managing relationships with their former companies, employees, partners, investors, service providers, or customers. We are a completely virtual law firm and rely on innovative legal technology to provide a high-touch service.
Lindsey S. Mignano will moderate a panel comprised of Michael Coston of Coston Consulting, Colin Vandell of Venable, and Rachel Wilson Patterson, Manager, MTN Programming & Diverse Talent of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe regarding how to move beyond “performative” diversity to achieve meaningful organizational change at the Barristers Diversity Conference. Smith Shapourian Mignano PC is a proud sponsor of the Barristers Diversity Conference and proud to be recognized as one of the law firms and companies that have demonstrated an authentic commitment to diversity, and have made significant efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in their organizations.
January 13, 2022 - 12 - 1 pm PST - "How to Craft DEI Policies: The Role of Written DEI Policies in Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing the Equity of Women and/or Minorities in Law Firms" for the Bar Association of San Francisco
According to the American Bar Association’s Winter 2020 report, “[t]he legal profession is generally perceived as lagging behind other professions and industries in the area of diversity and inclusion (D&I). Although there are many notable exceptions, women and minorities are often under-represented at law firms and in-house law departments, particularly in leadership positions. They also often receive lower compensation than non-diverse attorneys and are excluded from, or overlooked for, other important law firm and law department roles, opportunities, and benefits.” Lindsey S. Mignano will moderate a panel comprised of Terrance Evans of Duane Morris, David Nied of Ad Astra Law Group, Cristina Piechocki of Littler Mendelson, and Vidhya Prabhakaran of Davis Wright Tremaine in which they discuss how law firms can implement non-performative, impactful written DEI policies so that more women and/or minorities become equity partners in law firms.