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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee is dedicated to fostering a diverse environment and promoting an inclusive culture in all aspects of firm life. We seek to engage with our community through a variety of professional and community-wide events and via free and open discussion with firm leadership.

Our programs and activities, which include participating in conferences, forums, networking events; in-house panels and roundtables on diversity topics; and social and volunteer activities, serve the following goals:

  • Supporting diversity recruitment;
  • Client and community engagement; and
  • Career development and mentoring.

The D&I Committee is led by partner Adrienne Ward, with support from Co-Administrative Partner Steven Gursky and Recruitment Manager Lina Vasco.  All Olshan attorneys, from the most senior to law clerks, are invited to participate on the D&I Committee.

News Highlights

Olshan Litigation partner Adrienne Ward was appointed to New York City Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession.

Corporate Counsel Jason Cabico was appointed to New York City Bar Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights.

Firm Sponsored Events

Co-Sponsorship of the Pride Celebration at the New York City Bar

Khasim Lockhart Serves as Keynote Speaker at Fordham Law’s Youth Law Day Program

Olshan Sponsors Women in Law & Leadership Summit 

Olshan Sponsors Startup Law 101 for Women Entrepreneurs

In-Firm Events and Community Outreach

D&I committee screens the documentary “13th” and hosts a roundtable discussion in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

D&I Committee sponsors annual Winter Wishes participation

D&I Committee sponsors annual Thanksgiving Pot Luck Luncheon

Firm participation in Monday Night Hospitality

D&I Committee sponsors Take your Children to Work


D&I Committee panel, How She Got There

D&I Committee panel, Parenting Roundtable

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