Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that our continued strength lies in ensuring that we attract, retain, and nurture the very best talent from all backgrounds, and we expect the future complexion of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will, with each passing year, more closely reflect the global community that we serve.
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 will serve to define and distinguish our firm as we work to develop our next generation of leaders.”
- Patrick T. Quinn, Managing Partner
Diversity and Inclusion Report
2L Diversity Scholarship
Catherine Noyes Lee was elected our first woman partner nearly 80 years ago. To honor and build on Catherine’s legacy, we are pleased to announce the Catherine Noyes Lee 2L Diversity Scholarship. The 2L Diversity Scholar will be an outstanding second-year law student with a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The 2L Diversity Scholar will be a summer associate in our New York office.
Supplier Diversity Program
Cadwalader engages numerous businesses globally and has developed a Supplier Diversity Program to further demonstrate our value of diversity, equity and inclusion.
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.
Members of the CCDI Oversight Committee: