In addition to our on-campus recruiting schedule, Fried Frank actively recruits historically underrepresented groups through participation in nationwide job fairs and career development events sponsored by law school affinity groups for students of color, women, LGBT students, and students with disabilities. We are a leading sponsoring employer at the National LGBT Bar Association Career Fair and Conference, as well as an employer participant at the Veterans' Legal Career Fair.
We also actively recruit minority law school graduates and experienced attorneys through The Fried Frank Civil Rights Fellowships, a collaboration with premier civil rights organizations the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (NAACP LDF) and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Our Fellowships offer young lawyers the opportunity to spend two years as Fried Frank litigation associates, followed by two years as NAACP LDF or MALDEF staff attorneys. Many diverse law students and graduates who are not ultimately chosen as Fellows are recruited by the Firm as associates, diversifying our ranks with talented attorneys.
Fried Frank has also participated in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) career program for over 20 years in the NY Office and since the program's inception in our DC office. SEO places diverse students in law firms for summer internships prior to the students' first year of law school. Many of our SEO interns return to the Firm as associates. Our New York office also participates in the 1L LCLD Scholars and the New York City Bar Association Diversity Fellowship programs, both of which provide diverse first-year law students an opportunity to gain meaningful professional experiences and networking opportunities at the Firm.