Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Our firm has been committed to inclusion since its founding — a dedication that has shaped the intellectual and cultural character of Paul, Weiss over many decades. Most elite law firms profess a devotion to diversity and inclusion, but none can match Paul, Weiss’s history of putting it into practice.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News
Alexia Korberg to Receive Yale Alumni Achievement Award
Litigation partner Alexia Korberg will receive the 2022-2023 Yale Law Women+ Alumni Achievement Award.
Paul, Weiss Hosts Fireside Chat on Gender Equality With Melinda Haag and Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke
On March 23, Paul, Weiss hosted a virtual fireside chat between litigation partner and former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Melinda Haag and Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Paul, Weiss Hosts Conversation With Award-Winning Author and Professor Imani Perry in Honor of Black History Month
To kick off Black History Month, Paul, Weiss hosted a firmwide discussion with Dr. Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, winner of the 2022 National Book Award for nonfiction.
Paul, Weiss Hosts Conversation With Author and Immigrant Rights Advocate Efrén Olivares in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
On October 3, Paul, Weiss attorneys and staff in the U.S. offices enjoyed a conversation with Efrén Olivares, deputy legal director of the Immigrant Justice Project at Southern Poverty Law Center and author of the recently published memoir, My Boy Will Die of Sorrow.
Paul, Weiss Hosts Webinar on Implications of Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision with Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke
On July 11, over 350 Paul, Weiss employees, clients and alumni attended a CLE webinar, “Taking Action After Dobbs: A Conversation with Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke,” moderated by litigation partner Alexia Korberg, who served as co-counsel in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Paul, Weiss Hosts 20th Annual Diversity Networking Reception
On June 23, nearly 1,000 Paul, Weiss lawyers, clients, students and alumni joined us as we resumed our annual Diversity Networking Reception at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Paul, Weiss Hosts Conversation With Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter and Activist Harvey Fierstein
More than 170 members of the Paul, Weiss LGBTQ+ and allied community attended a talk by actor, writer and activist Harvey Fierstein.
Ted Wells Reflects on Aftermath of the Murder of George Floyd in Forbes
Litigation partner Ted Wells shared his thoughts on the ongoing struggle for racial equality following the murder of George Floyd with Forbes in “Two Years After George Floyd, Black Leaders Reflect On Change.”
Paul, Weiss Hosts Fireside Chat With Secretary Jeh Johnson and Ambassador Rich Verma in Celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, Paul, Weiss hosted a virtual chat between litigation partner and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and Rich Verma, general counsel and head of global public policy at Mastercard and former U.S. Ambassador to India.
Yahonnes Cleary and Danyale Price Named Notable Black Leaders by Crain’s New York Business
Litigation partner Yahonnes Cleary and Chief Inclusion Officer Danyale Price were recognized by Crain’s New York Business as 2022 “Notable Black Leaders,” a recognition awarded to accomplished professionals elevating the Black community in the New York City area.
Jeannie Rhee Speaks at NAPABA Convention on Her Pro Bono Achievements
Litigation partner Jeannie Rhee was honored with a Pro Bono Award at the 2021 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Convention.
Lissette Duran Named a 2022 “Top Lawyer Under 40” by the Hispanic National Bar Association
ESG associate Lissette Duran has been selected to receive a 2022 “Top Lawyer Under 40” award by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Rebekah Scherr Recognized Among the LGBTQ+ Bar’s Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40
Corporate associate Rebekah Scherr was named a 2022 “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyer Under 40” by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association.
Paul, Weiss Celebrates Heritage Months With Firmwide Children’s Book Clubs
The Paul, Weiss Networks celebrate heritage months with the Paul, Weiss Kids Book Clubs.
Five Paul, Weiss Fellows Start at NYU’s Center for Race, Inequality and the Law
Five Paul, Weiss Fellows have been selected by the NYU School of Law Center for Race, Inequality and the Law.
Culture of Inclusion
Inclusion is not a department or an initiative, it is an integral part of our culture. We recognize that different perspectives enrich our institution and help us solve problems more effectively.
Paul, Weiss’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, from programs aimed at pipeline development and recruitment to promotion and advancement, are designed to strengthen the inclusiveness of our culture and to contribute to the diversity of the legal profession overall.
Diversity Networking Reception
Our Annual Diversity Networking Reception is the premier summer networking event in New York City, connecting lawyers and business professionals of color with one another and with the larger legal and business communities.
Women at Paul, Weiss
We are sharply focused on the retention and promotion of our women lawyers and are committed to providing them with the tools to achieve professional success.
By the Numbers
Most elite law firms profess a devotion to diversity. Paul, Weiss has a history of putting it into practice and a commitment to constantly improving.
Awards & Recognition
Paul, Weiss has long been widely recognized for its market-leading diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.