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MWH Partners Complete Morgan Stanley’s Small Business Academy

September 19, 2023

MWH Law Group congratulates our own Emery Harlan and Kerrie Murphy for recently completing Morgan Stanley’s rigorous Small Business Academy. This 12-week learning experience focuses on helping small businesses leverage their competitive advantage, differentiate themselves in the procurement process, strengthen their business knowledge, and build their professional network.

Morgan Stanley’s Small Business Academy is an educational program that seeks to promote equity and empower diverse-owned small-business leaders. It consists of a 12-week virtual, instructor-facilitated learning experience, followed by a yearlong mentorship program.

The Academy is a partnership between the Supplier Diversity Program and the Firm’s Institute for Inclusion, demonstrating its commitment to advancing economic outcomes in underserved communities through our products, services, and thought leadership.

“Knowing that Morgan Stanley created this program to drive greater equity of opportunity and access for underrepresented leaders made it a natural fit for MWH to consider,” said the firm’s co-founder, Emery Harlan. “We are delighted to have been selected for such a prestigious program and even more inspired upon completing the sessions.”

Managing Partner Kerrie Murphy added, “Our clients need to be confident that MWH and its attorneys understand their business challenges and opportunities, even as we are developing legal strategies to protect their best interests. What better way to show them we have ‘skin in the game’ than to collaborate with one of the leading wealth management giants to evaluate the health and future of our own firm?”

MWH Law Group was one of only 14 firms selected to participate in the second installment of the Morgan Stanley Small Business Academy. Qualifications to participate in the academy include a business must be a certified diverse business, owned by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific Americans, Asian Sub-continent Americans, Women, Veterans, LGBTQ+, Disabled, Disadvantaged, and/or any other underrepresented groups.