Carter Ledyard has a long-standing commitment to diversity, and one of our primary goals is to recruit, retain and promote a diverse group of attorneys and staff throughout the firm. CL&M was one of the first firms to sign the New York City Bar Statement of Diversity Principles. We recognize diversity as an important element of our culture, our business and our values. Differences among our attorneys have made Carter Ledyard stronger, more dynamic and more creative and have resulted in our being better able to serve the needs of our clients. Our commitment to maintain a diverse workforce remains at the center of our recruiting, retention and promotion efforts as we seek to maintain a culture which allows every Carter Ledyard employee to reach his or her full potential. Carter Ledyard is proud of its ongoing commitment to increasing diversity throughout our firm. In furtherance of our efforts to provide equal opportunity for all, Carter Ledyard has participated in a number of programs and has instituted a range of initiatives that will enhance our professional lives and contribute to the success of the firm.

Diversity Committee Members

Recruiting Efforts

  • New York City Bar Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers (City Bar Fellowship Program)
  • Northeast Regional Black Law Students Association Job Fair (NEBLSA) 

Fellowship Programs

New York City Bar Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers (City Bar Fellowship Program)

We are committed to the growth of diversity in the legal profession and have been a proud participant of this program since its inception in 1991. The program provides talented first year law students with the opportunity of working in a law firm, or corporate government legal department to better prepare themselves for a career in the law.

Affinity Groups at CL&M

Our Affinity Groups (Minority and Women’s Affinity Groups) meet regularly and have sponsored luncheons with various speakers, including:

  • Douglas Chia, Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel at Johnson & Johnson
  • Don Liu, General Counsel of Xerox Corporation, recipient of the City Bar's 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award
  • Michelle Rhee, Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Corporation
  • Sandra Leung, General Counsel of Bristol-Meyers Squibb
  • Parkin Lee, Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of The Rockefeller Group International, Inc.

Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program

Also sponsored by The New York City Bar, the Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Internship Program honors the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall and enables inner-city high school students to intern with a law firm or corporation.

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June Chotoo
Director of Recruitment and Attorney Development

Austin D. Keyes
Law School Recruiting

H. Thomas Davis, Jr.
Lateral Recruiting

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