About the Department

About the Department

Working with our Diversity Committee, our Director of Professional Development and Diversity heads an independent department focused on the promotion of diversity at Fried Frank. Reporting directly to the Firm's senior leadership, he advises a number of critical Firm committees and departments, including Attorney Recruitment and Development and Human Resources, on best practices for ensuring diversity of attorneys and staff. The Department spearheads retention initiatives, including mentoring programs, and creates and implements strategies to improve the Firm's promotion of attorneys of color, LGBTQ attorneys and women attorneys. He meets regularly with diverse attorneys to discuss career development strategies and to seek out and address their issues and concerns.

Our Diversity Strategic Plan
  • Create and execute strategies to ensure effective recruitment and retention of diverse attorneys, including women attorneys, LGBTQ attorneys and attorneys of color.
  • Design and implement strategies to address the legal profession's disproportionately higher attrition rates of minority and women attorneys.
  • Administer mentoring programs for all Firm attorneys, with the aim of maintaining an inclusive work environment and fostering professional development.
  • Ensure Fried Frank is a place of inclusion, where all attorneys can thrive and reach their full potential, and recommend strategies to prevent barriers to meaningful integration of all attorneys within the Firm work environment.
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