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Diversity Policy

At MSZL&M, diversity, equity and inclusion are central to who we are and what we represent. We understand that having a varied perspective generates better ideas to solve the complex issues of an increasingly diverse world.  From our Diversity/Inclusion Committee to our Women’s Employee Resource Group, we strive to create a workplace where everyone is empowered to bring their full, authentic selfs to the workplace.

MSZL&M actively engages in numerous community activities to further commit to creating a more diverse and inclusive environment including the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates, the DeMoya Foundation, Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition, to name just a few. Our vision at MSZL&M is to create an environment that values unique contribution which builds a greater understanding of the intersectionality of our respective backgrounds, views, and experiences.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee Members


Kimberly A. Murphy (Chair)

Jeff Sotland

James Backenson

Gina Romanik Mejia

Ana Morel Saruski

Women’s Employee Resource Group (ERG)

The Women’s ERG meet monthly and discuss a variety of topics including work/life balance and current events impacting women’s rights. The Group fosters a mentoring environment for the firm’s women lawyers providing them with the tools to lead us into the future here and in the community at large.

Our mission is to promote women professionals in the firm, to share and exchange ideas for the enhancement of our contribution to the firm, share successes and obstacles, promote networking and professional development, community outreach and promote the hiring of additional women professionals.

Women’s ERG Committee Members


Kimberly A. Murphy (Chair)

Gina Romanik Mejia

Ana Morel Saruski

Other Firm Initiatives

We sponsor membership in The National Association of Women Lawyers for all women lawyers in the firm.