Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Message from Our



At Sullivan & Cromwell, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where every individual is supported and authenticity is celebrated. That is why there is no “typical S&C lawyer.” By encouraging our people to feel comfortable being themselves at work, we're creating a vibrant community.

We recruit from the most diverse groups possible, knowing that great ideas and true innovation take root when people from different backgrounds and perspectives collaborate. Our clients are also incredibly diverse, and they are rightly asking their legal counsel to mirror them and their values—not tomorrow or next year, but now. We are aligned with them, and believe that by working together, we'll all achieve the progress we seek.  

We know we have more work to do. We embark on this path to change with empathy, resilience and urgency. Our pledge to each other and to you is that we are ready to do the work necessary to learn and change. Progress is the only way forward. 

Joseph C. Shenker

Message from our Diversity Committee Co-Chairs

The past year has been tumultous as the world (re)learns how to connect and empathize with each other. Through it all, our people have remained our greatest strength. Each individual is a vital thread in the fabric of our Firm: connected and interwoven, and without which we would be incomplete. 

As you start to get to know us, we hope you'll come away with a sense of how we support each other and work together, as well as our unwavering commitment to creating a culture in which everyone belongs. 

Tracy Richelle High and David H. Braff, Diversity Committee Co-Chairs

Our Lawyers Speaking on DEI at S&C          

For more information on our affinity networks and programs, please download our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and S&C Women Leading the Way brochures.