Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to our success as a national law firm, giving us diverse viewpoints from which to address our global clients’ most pressing needs and complex legal challenges.


At Labaton Sucharow, we are continually committed to developing initiatives that focus on our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals—which include recruiting, professional development, and attorney retention and advancement of diverse and minority candidates—while also raising awareness to the legal profession as a whole. 

This commitment has not gone unnoticed.  In recognition of our efforts, we have been honored and shortlisted by Chambers & Partners as Inclusive Firm of the Year and by Euromoney as the Best National Firm for Women in Business Law, Best Gender Diversity Initiative, and Best for Talent Management, as well as for The National Law Journal “Elite Trial Lawyers” inaugural Diversity Initiative Award.

Partner Christine M. Fox serves as Chair of the Firm's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. 

Now, more than ever, it is important to focus on our diverse talent and create opportunities for young lawyers to become our future leaders. We are proud that our DEI Committee provides a place for our diverse lawyers to expand their networks and spheres of influence, develop their skills, and find the sponsorship and mentorship necessary to rise and realize their full potential.”
– Carol C. Villegas, Partner
Our Mission

Our Firm has earned global recognition for extraordinary success in securing historic recoveries and reforms for investors and consumers.  We strive to achieve the same level of success in promoting fairness and equality within our ranks and in the industry and believe that can only be achieved by building a team of professionals who have a broad range of backgrounds, orientations, and interests.  To that end, we actively recruit, mentor, and promote to partnership minority and female lawyers.  The Firm’s leadership recognizes the importance of extending leadership positions to diverse lawyers and is committed to investing time and resources to develop the next generation of lawyers and promote diversity.

The Labaton Sucharow Minority Scholarship and Internship

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.

Every year, we provide a financial scholarship and a summer associate position to a first-year minority student from Brooklyn Law School. We also collect applications from any diverse law student who has demonstrated academic excellence, community commitment, and superior personal integrity for consideration for another financial scholarship and summer associate position.  Several past scholarship recipients have become full-time attorneys at the Firm.  The Firm also hosts a New York City Bar Association Thurgood Marshall Scholar each Summer. This high school student rotates through our various departments, shadowing Firm professionals, and working on projects to better understand the inner workings of a law firm.

For more information on how to apply, please contact:

Meg Richwine Utley, Assistant Human Resources Manager, mutley@labaton.com

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