Cadwalader’s Kathy Chin Recognized as a 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion by New York City Bar Association

May 01, 2015

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced that Kathy Hirata Chin, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, has been named a 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Champion by the New York City Bar Association. The Diversity and Inclusion Celebration Dinner will take place on June 11th at the City Bar Building.

The Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award recipients “embody the New York City Bar’s Statement of Diversity Principles, which defines diversity as an inclusive concept, encompassing race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, nationality, age, disability and marital and parental status.”

“Kathy plays a crucial role in our diversity efforts,” said Pat Quinn, Cadwalader’s Managing Partner, who recently authored an article titled “Embrace Diversity As a Business Imperative” for the New York Law Journal.  “Her influence as a mentor and as a role model is invaluable as we continue to cultivate an inclusive work environment.”

Concentrating her practice in health care and real estate litigation, Chin has litigated cases involving Medicaid reimbursement, air rights, zoning, leasehold valuation, mortgage foreclosure, employment discrimination, RICO claims and other commercial matters. She is a member of the New York City Commission to Combat Police Corruption, a position she has held since appointment by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in August of 2003. She is also a member of the Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council and the Commercial Division Advisory Council, appointed to both by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Medicare Rights Center, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing older adults and people with disabilities access to affordable health care. In December 2012 and again in December 2014, Chin was nominated for appointment to the Court of Appeals by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination.

Chin received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Princeton University.

Cadwalader also was recently named among Yale Law Women’s Top Ten Family Friendly Firms, and was selected to be one of the honorees of the New York Law Journal “Diversity Initiative 2015.” The firm’s commitment to workforce diversity was likewise recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, which gave Cadwalader a perfect 100 percent score on its 2015 Corporate Equality Index and named it among the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” and by Difference Matters Magazine, which recognized the firm among its “Top Corporate Allies for Diversity.”

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