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Diversity and Inclusion

Cullen and Dykman’s commitment to diversity is a cornerstone of our practice. It shapes who we are and what we do because we truly believe that diversity within our walls makes us stronger lawyers and a better law firm.

The firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is tasked with facilitating recruitment of attorneys from diverse backgrounds and developing initiatives that foster a culture of respect, support, and professional advancement for all. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee consists of attorneys at all seniority levels, including partners, of counsel, and junior and senior associates, and works closely with the firm’s Executive and Hiring Committees to attract diverse attorneys both at the entry and lateral levels. Through our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strive to ensure that exceptionally talented individuals from all backgrounds have the opportunity to develop to their full potential and advance to leadership positions within the firm and the legal community.

Diversity and Inclusion in Action

  • Cullen and Dykman has been recognized for its commitment to retaining and advancing the careers of female attorneys. The firm was named one of the Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys by Law360, as well as a top ten “Ceiling Smasher” for being one of the law firms with the highest representation of female equity partners.
  • Cullen and Dykman Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship – The firm has established a fellowship for law students who demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the legal profession and/or community. In addition to a paid summer fellowship, the fellow will receive an award of up to $10,000. For additional information, please click here.
  • New Jersey American Water Diversity Fellowship – Cullen and Dykman and New Jersey American Water (NJAW) have teamed up to offer law students dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession a unique summer work experience. The fellow will spend five weeks in one of the firm’s New Jersey offices and five weeks in NJAW’s in-house legal department in Camden, NJ. For additional information, please click here.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Chair
DVespia@cullenllp.com
Garden City

Committee Member
KBuffaloe@cullenllp.com
New York City

Committee Member
MFahy@cullenllp.com
New York City

Committee Member
MMcMahon@cullenllp.com
New York City

Committee Member
BMiller@cullenllp.com
Garden City

Committee Member
SPatel@cullenllp.com
Newark

Committee Member
BPollack@cullenllp.com
Garden City

Committee Member
JRivera@cullenllp.com
New York City

Committee Member
PRusso@cullenllp.com
Hackensack

Committee Member
SSaha@cullenllp.com
Albany

Committee Member
BZimmerman@cullenllp.com
New York City