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Information for Prospective Outside Counsel


Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity

The FDIC has a strong commitment to equal opportunity under the law. As part of the FDIC's Minority and Women Outreach Program (MWOP) program, the Legal Division actively seeks to consider for engagement firms owned by minorities or women. “Minority-owned firms” are those that are at least 51% owned and controlled (through day-to-day management) by one or more persons who are members of one or more of the following groups: Black American, Native American Indian, Hispanic American, or Asian American. “Women-owned firms” are those that are at least 51% owned and controlled (through day-to-day management) by non-minority women. The Legal Division also seeks to consider for engagement minority-and women-owned firms to provide legal services in association with other firms (“co-counsel” arrangements).

Similarly, the FDIC supports all efforts on the part of our outside counsel to employ individuals and veterans with disabilities, as well as individuals that qualify for veterens' preference.

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Last Updated 3/04/2009 legal@fdic.gov