Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

McDonald Carano prides itself on our commitment to the communities and clients we serve. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee assists the firm with best practices and approaches for improving diversity at McDonald Carano and throughout the legal profession. From internal training programs and multi-departmental discussion groups, to sponsorship of external diversity oriented organizations and connecting with local high schools, universities and law schools, McDonald Carano pursues many different and creative ways to deepen our community connections and advance diversity efforts.

For example, McDonald Carano participates in the Professional Development Fellowship Program of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The program provides diverse law school students with educational and practical experience by pairing them with local legal employers who have a long-term goal of increasing diversity in their hiring and retention.

McDonald Carano recognizes that making a difference also requires looking inward to acknowledge and understand our own culture, our own diversity composition, and our own paths for improvement. We educate ourselves through ongoing conversations, and the insights we gain help us better serve and advocate for our clients and communities. We believe in doing well by doing good, and that requires listening, learning, investing in, and making meaningful change. Creating an environment where everyone feels that they are valued, welcome, and belong is a core value of our  legacy. We continue to work to do better every day.

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee looks forward to sharing information about our efforts on this page. For example, we invite you to click here and help us honor the outstanding women who lead and inspire our firm. Please also click here to celebrate the 11 women lawyers from nine Practice Groups in our Reno and Las Vegas offices who are recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America, including two “Lawyer of the Year” awards and a “Ones to Watch” award.

Committee Leadership


Lindsay Knox

Committee Vice Chair

Mackenzie Warren

Committee Vice Chair