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February 16, 2021
Cadwalader Global Litigation partner Ellen Holloman and Director of Attorney Development and Training Aisha Greene have been named to the 2021 Crain’s New York Business “Notable Black Leaders and Executives” list.
The list of 94 honorees “spotlight Black men and women who have affected [New York City] with their professional, communal and philanthropic achievements, particularly in matters of diversity and inclusion,” and who were selected through consultation “with trusted sources in the Black community and in the New York City business world generally.”
Crain’s wrote that Ellen Holloman has “many commitments—to her traditional legal practice, her impressive pro bono work and her diversity initiatives—and she balances them all with aplomb,” noting her lead counsel role in high-profile cases involving corporate governance disputes and issues related to corporate elections and proxy contests; and her involvement with varied pro bono and diversity and inclusion initiatives, including as a frequent speaker on related topics and as a trustee of the Center for Employment Opportunities, which helps the formerly incarcerated find employment.
In describing Greene’s influence, Crain’s referenced her “excellent” work in cultivating Cadwalader’s talent as part of her role overseeing the professional development of the firm’s attorneys, its diversity and inclusion programs, and its pro bono projects. More specifically, the publication commented on her role in implementing programs aimed at retaining Cadwalader attorneys—including women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals—in part by providing them with tools for long-term career success. Also noted was her board director role with the Rohan Levy Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to curb gun violence and invest in the potential of young men of color in Brooklyn.