Maja Hazell

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, New York



Maja Hazell is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at White & Case. She oversees the Firm's global diversity and inclusion strategy as a member of the Business Services Leadership team.

Maja has led diversity and inclusion and career development initiatives for over fifteen years, working for law firm Fried Frank LLP, as their Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and as an Assistant Dean for Career Development at Pace University School of Law. She previously worked for law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP as an associate.

Maja is a member and past President of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals, and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, NALP, and the Professional Development Consortium. She is a frequent speaker on diversity and career development issues for these organizations and at several national law schools. Maja currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of the New York Urban League,Hunter College Pre-Law Advisory Board, the Leadership Institute Board of Advisors of the Council of Urban Professionals, and the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) Committee to Enhance Diversity in the Profession. She has previously served on the NYCBA Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers, assisting in its administration of their long-standing Diversity Fellowship Program, and as a founding member of the Leadership Institute Board of Advisors of the Council of Urban Professionals. Maja is also a certified graduate of Accomplishment Coaching, an ICF-accredited coach training program for leadership coaching.

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