The Network of Black & Latinx Lawyers (NOBLL) was established to further Sullivan & Cromwell's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by enhancing the professional development of Black and Latinx lawyers at the Firm.

NOBLL is designed to provide members with resources and opportunities to help fulfill their professional development goals while at S&C. NOBLL offers programs focused on professional development, pro bono and community development and student outreach. The network maintains a one-to-one mentoring program, matching more senior members of the network with each new associate. NOBLL also hosts a partner-led speaker series covering substantive practice and professional development topics.

Among other things, the Network of Black and Latinx Lawyers: 
  • plans programs and events that will enhance each member's professional goals, assists members with achieving their professional milestones and raises the professional profile of each member within the Firm;
     
  • collaborates with other associate networks to provide additional programming;
     
  • plans and promotes more networking opportunities (internally and externally) to assist NOBLL members with getting to know one another and other lawyers at the Firm; as well as assists with outreach to the external legal community;
     
  • partners with pro bono organizations and community groups to adopt projects that will strengthen the professional skills of NOBLL members;
     
  • enhances S&C's involvement and support of Black and Latinx pro bono organizations and community groups;
     
  • enhances relationships with campus affinity groups and other POC organizations at local and national law schools; and
     
  • participates in outreach to prospective Black and Latinx candidates, particularly at those law schools not included in OCI.
     
Sullivan & Cromwell and our individual lawyers are also proud to support professional and student organizations dedicated to the Black and Latinx communities, such as:
  • Association of Black Women Attorneys
     
  • Cafecito
     
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
     
  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF
     
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association
     
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (LDF)
     
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
     
  • BLSA, BALSA, LALSA and La Alianza groups at various schools
     
The Network of Black & Latinx Lawyers chairs are: Ana González and Kamil Shields.