Chairman, Arent Fox LLP


Mark Katz is a top real estate lawyer in Washington, D.C., and chairman of Arent Fox, where he oversees the firm’s many diversity efforts. Arent Fox has won many awards for their diversity, particularly their inclusion of women and LGBT employees. Their Women’s Leadership Development Initiative provides a variety of opportunities for female lawyers to grow. Arent Fox also offers annual scholarships to three minority first-year law students and consistently receives a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. 

Joined LCLD 2014  

Highlights of LCLD Participation  

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2017: Lewis Goss; 2016: Matthew R. Mills; 2015: Tope K. Yusef; 2014: Jennifer C. Terry

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2017: Meera Chandramouli, April Johnson

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2016: Tyrone Hankerson, Joshua Kameel, Katarina Varriale; 2015: Karoline Nunez; 2014: Jade M. Watkins

Annual Meeting (2016, 2014)


Member: Mark Katz 

Diversity Professional: Jennifer Halliday

Communications: Nate Carlile