Fifty years ago, the founding partners of Labaton Sucharow established a platform to promote fairness in business enterprise. It worked. Over the last five decades, our Firm has earned global recognition for extraordinary success in securing historic recoveries and reform for investors and consumers. That's justice in action.
But let's face it: a commitment to fairness and equality does not begin with client engagements. It begins with our people.
We firmly believe that there is strength and value in diversity and we actively aim to hire minority and female attorneys, professionals, and staff. We have built a work environment where everyone can thrive: an environment where our practices and programs support our values.
Demonstrating our commitment to diversity in law and to introduce minority students to Labaton Sucharow, in 2006 we established the Labaton Sucharow Minority Scholarship and Internship. The annual award—a grant and a summer associate position—is presented to a first-year minority student from a metropolitan New York law school who has demonstrated academic excellence, community commitment, and personal integrity. Scholarship recipients have become full-time attorneys with the Firm.
The Firm has also instituted a diversity internship in which we invite two students from Hunter College to join us each summer. These interns are rotated through our various departments, shadowing Firm partners and getting a feel for the inner workings of a law firm.