Diversity

Partner-led governance

The Diversity Initiative is governed by a Global Diversity Committee comprised of partners from around the world who work in conjunction with regional and local committees in the United States and London. Its focus is to ensure that best practices are implemented in providing appropriate hiring, training and professional opportunities for minority lawyers, and to support innovative paths to achieving total inclusion for all individuals in all spheres.

We are conducting diversity training for our partners on implicit bias. The program, entitled “Inclusive Intelligence in Practice: Understanding and Interrupting Unconscious Biases in Feedback and Evaluation” is presented by Dr. Arin N. Reeves of Nextions LLC and is mandatory globally. Training for all our people is also conducted.

Global Diversity Committee
Raoul Cantero, Chair, Partner, Miami
Melody Chan, Partner, Hong Kong
Vicente Corta, Partner, Mexico City
Joseph Brazil, Partner, New York
Oliver Brettle, Partner, London
Nicole Erb, Partner, Washington, DC
Arlene Hahn, Partner, New York
Dennis Heuer, Partner, Frankfurt
Caroline Miller Smith, Partner, London 
Charles Nairac, Partner, Paris
Dipen Sabharwal, Partner, London
Bijal Vakil, Partner, Silicon Valley

Ex Officio
Maja Hazell, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, New York

London Diversity Committee
Dipen Sabharwal, Partner, London (Chair)
Raoul Cantero, Partner, Miami
Adrian C. Beasley, Partner, London
Mellissa Butler, Partner, London
Lindsey J. Canning, Partner, London
Hannah Field-Lowes, Partner, London
Tallat Hussain, Counsel, London 
John Reynolds, Partner, London
Jeffrey Rubinoff, Partner, London
Patrick Sarch, Partner, London
Sowande Coker, Lateral Recruitment Manager, London

Ex Officio
Maja Hazell, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, New York
Madeleine Malik, Internal Communications Director, London
Erica Pastfield, Head of Human Resources, London

US Diversity Committee
Bijal Vakil, Partner, Silicon Valley, (Chair)
Raoul Cantero, Partner, Miami
Craig Averch, Partner, Los Angeles
Angela Daker, Partner, Miami
J. William Dantzler, Partner, New York
David Draigh, Partner, Miami
Shamita Etienne-Cummings, Partner, Washington, DC, Silicon Valley
Eric Grannon, Partner, Washington, DC
David Hille, Partner, New York
Justin Lee, Associate, New York
Christopher Richardson, Partner, Houston
Aalok Sharma, Partner, Los Angele
Anita Varma, Partner, Boston, London

Ex Officio
Maja Hazell, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, New York

US Office Representatives – Diversity
Craig Averch, Partner, Los Angeles
J. William Dantzler, Partner, New York
David Draigh, Partner, Miami
Shamita Etienne-Cummings, Partner, Washington, DC, Silicon Valley
Bijal Vakil, Partner, Silicon Valley