Cadwalader Celebrates Pride Month with Broad Range of Programs

June 28, 2019

Cadwalader once again celebrated LGBT Pride Month with a range of events and programs. A key element of this year’s programming was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York, which helped spawn a national gay activist movement. 

The firm’s efforts included:

  • a Civil Rights Series presentation on June 12, hosted by Cadwalader’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion, titled “The Children Shall Lead Us: A Discussion on LGBT Youth.” The guest speakers included Janson Wu, Executive Director of GLAD, and M. Currey Cook, Counsel and Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project Director, Lambda Legal. Immediately following the presentation, Cadwalader’s LGBT Network hosted its 2nd Annual Fabulous Party, with over 150 guests in attendance. 
  • a Jeans Day fundraiser organized by Cadwalader’s LGBT Network in support of Lambda Legal, a national legal organization focused on achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV. 
  • a continued focus on pro bono matters, with Cadwalader lawyers working to secure name changes for low-income transgender clients. The firm’s LGBT Network also hosted a best practices training for securing a name change. Cadwalader partners with the Transgender Legal Defense Fund (TLDEF) on name change cases. 
  • Cadwalader lawyers marching with Lambda Legal during NYC Pride on June 30.

"Pride Month is close to the heart of what we are trying to do at Cadwalader – promote a diverse and inclusive environment at the firm," said Cadwalader's Managing Partner Pat Quinn. "To perform at their best, individuals need to be comfortable being who they are and work at an institution that is also proud of them. We try to encourage the spirit of pride in all our diversity and inclusion efforts."