We are active participants in NAMWOLF (the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms), where selection for membership is competitive and only preeminent law firms with the highest qualifications are accepted as member-firms to this respected organization. Culhane Meadows is the largest women-owned national full service law firm in the U.S. and is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Heather Clauson Haughian, one of our co-founders and the firm’s CTO, was featured as a CLE panelist for a session titled The Expanse of the Internet-of-Things: Are You Ready for the Future? This program featured insights and tangible advice for how lawyers and their clients must be prepared for the growing integration of smart technology into daily life, especially regarding data privacy and security.
Additionally, Mishell Kneeland, one of our litigation partners from Austin, was a CLE panelist for a session titled Kicked for Cause: The Science of Getting Bad Jurors Out of the Jury Box. The esteemed panel was comprised of accomplished litigators as well as a professional jury consultant who informed attendees of useful tips to quickly and effectively identify juror biases so that they can be removed for cause without the use of peremptory strikes.
Other attendees from the firm included our co-founders Kelly Rittenberry Culhane, Jim Meadows, and Grant Walsh, along with partners Leslie Chervokas (New York – Financial Services), Terese Connolly (Chicago – Labor & Employment), Ashley Fillingim (Atlanta – Litigation), and Michelle Nickel (Houston – Corporate).
Founded in 2001, NAMWOLF is a nonprofit trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms throughout the United States. Many corporations and public entities interested in diversifying their outside law firm ranks turn to NAMWOLF’s carefully screened member firms to fulfill those needs. NAMWOLF’s Law Firm Membership is comprised exclusively of AV-rated firms across the nation that represent major corporate clients. NAMWOLF assists its Law Firm Members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with large corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations. Through these efforts, NAMWOLF helps empower and raise the profile of law firms like Culhane Meadows that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion.