Our Commitment

Cadwalader is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that welcomes and supports the development and advancement of individuals of all backgrounds.  Our commitment to diversity and inclusion contributes to creating a more productive, effective, and dynamic work environment, not only in our offices but throughout our communities. 


The Cadwalader Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI) Oversight Committee, the “OC,” serves as the firm’s Global Diversity Committee and consists of a cross-section of senior partners from various backgrounds, practice groups and offices, Director of Attorney Development & Training and Manager of Diversity & Inclusion. The OC acts in a steering and advisory capacity to:

  • Provide governance to the CCDI;
  • Develop and articulate the strategic objectives of the CCDI;
  • Develop and sponsor new programs and evaluate the success of previously established programs; and
  • Work with the firm’s Management Committee to ensure commitment and success.

The OC is charged with spearheading the implementation of the firm’s diversity initiatives, including firm-wide diversity training and special events, talent management initiatives, and employee engagement initiatives. The OC is also charged with ensuring that the firm’s diversity strategy is implemented across practice groups.

Members of the CCDI Oversight Committee are listed below:

Patrick T. Quinn, Chair
Ingrid M. Bagby
Cheryl D. Barnes
David S. Burkholder

Kathy Hirata Chin
Melissa C. Hinkle
Linda Z. Swartz
Anne Tompkins

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Finance Forum 2017

Cadwalader is proud to host the 2nd Annual Finance Forum in Charlotte on November 8, 2017.

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