At Labaton Sucharow, we are continually committed to developing initiatives that focus on our diversity 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.
Our Firm has earned global recognition for extraordinary success in securing historic recoveries and reform 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 recruit, mentor and sponsor the next generation of lawyers and promote diversity.
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 present a grant and a summer associate position to a first-year minority student from a metropolitan New York law school who has demonstrated academic excellence, community commitment, and superior personal integrity. Several past scholarship recipients have become full-time attorneys at the Firm. The Firm also offers two annual summer internships to Hunter College students, who rotate through our various departments, shadowing Firm partners and getting a feel for the inner workings of a law firm.