Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion2019-06-11T22:59:39+00:00

Part of building a better law firm means building a better place to work.

And we wanted to work someplace that looks like us.

Our partners and associates are Black. White. Asian. Lesbian. Gay. Single parents. Veterans. Career changers. To name a few.

At Selendy & Gay, our goal is to create a welcoming environment that ensures every one of us finds the support and openness we need to do our absolute best work. We value diversity and inclusion for all the same reasons that every law firm says it does: People with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives deliver better solutions than a group that looks and thinks the same.

But let us say: a commitment to diversity isn’t the same as achieving it.

In just a year, we’ve achieved a level of diversity among our attorneys that few firms can match. Half of our equity partners are women. Over 20% of our attorneys are members of the LGBTQ community.

And we are committed to making sure all our attorneys are supported at all stages of their careers. That’s why we emphasize mentorship, giving our associates wide-open access to all of our partners so they can cultivate meaningful experiences and forge their own paths to leadership. We also provide associates with customized training designed to give them each the individual support necessary to develop their skills and excel at their practice.

While we work hard to build an inclusive environment in our office, we know that the world is bigger than our firm. It’s why our partners and associates are committed to causes that build a more open, diverse society. Some of the organizations with which our attorneys partner include:

  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • New York Civil Liberties Union
  • Lambda Legal
  • National Center for Law & Economic Justice
  • Equal Justice Works
  • American Immigration Representation Project
  • The National Center of Access to Justice
  • NYU Center of Civil Justice
  • The National Center of Access to Justice
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Diversity and inclusion is in our DNA—it is who we are.