Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

LMA is firmly committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within our membership and within the legal marketing profession as a whole, as well as enabling members to do the same within their firms. Until and unless we increase DEI within our departments, we cannot influence and increase DEI in our profession and the industry. We must acknowledge these dependencies and set a gold standard example.

NEW! Check out the Monthly Spotlights below 


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resource Center

Legal marketers play an ever-growing role in driving and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within law firms. To help legal marketers succeed in this important role, the LMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee has curated a resource center to give you one central place to access the most prominent, leading sources of information on diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal industry.



About the DEI Committee 

The DEI Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the LMA Board of Directors, regional governing boards, staff and other LMA leadership bodies about actions that will improve diversity, equity and inclusion of the LMA membership and its programs and services. The committee also supports initiatives that help position LMA within the industry as an advocate for change in this important area.

Meet the DEI commitee and other LMA leadership 


Shared Interest Group

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Shared Interest Group (SIG) is a forum for those interested in building diverse and inclusive marketing and business development teams and empowering and equipping other LMA members to do so. 

DEI SIG Leaders: 

  • Terra Davis, Business Development Manager, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Matt Plavnick, Director of Client Development, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
  • Tahisha Fugate, Senior Manager, DEI Client Development, Paul Hastings

To contact SIG leaders, email DiversityInclusion@legalmarketing.org

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SIG


Monthly Spotlight

LMA's DEI Committee will regularly share interviews with, and articles by, LMA members to expand our perspectives and share the richness of our diversity.

October 2022

Incorporating Inclusion in Client Services


  • Victoria Taylor, Director, Diversity and Development, Womble Bond Dickinson US
  • Terra Davis, Client Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Alexis P. Robertson, Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Christina Buensuceso, Director of Key Accounts, Eversheds-Sutherland


September 2022

Mary Umsted

Mary Umsted
Director of Practice Support - M&A and Private Equity
Sidley Austin LLP


August 2022

Diana Lauritson
Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager
Hogan Lovells US LLP
LMA International Board of Directors, Member at Large

Read Diana Lauritson's article, From Outsider to Leader, recounting her path to LMA leadership, the benefits of volunteerism and how she has been able to contribute to enhancing LMA's DEI efforts through volunteering

June 2022

Jacob Eidinger
Marketing & Communications Manager, Crumiller P.C.
Co-chair, LMA Social & Digital Media SIG


Check back regularly for more DEI Spotlights!

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How You Can Get Involved

LMA members are encouraged to join the LMA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SIG.

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion SIG is a forum for those interested in building diverse, equitable and inclusive marketing and business development teams and empowering and equipping other LMA members to do so.

Join the DEI SIG