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Diversity and Inclusion

At Cravath, we believe that excellence and diversity go hand in hand.

Our Firm is made up of individuals with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, enabling us to provide the highest level of legal representation to our clients. We see each incoming class of associates as the next generation of Firm leaders, and thus place great importance on drawing talent reflective of not only the law school population, but also the larger community in which our clients operate. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond recruiting. From facilitating interactions between our women attorneys and alumnae to empowering our affinity groups in their interactions with lawyers across all levels at the Firm, our dedication to promoting diversity and fostering inclusion is woven throughout our culture. We firmly believe that by cultivating an environment that enables lawyers to reach their full potential, we maintain a vital advantage in an increasingly complex and fast‑changing legal landscape.

Affinity Groups

We take a holistic approach to the career development of lawyers—one that recognizes the importance of training, relationship-building, mentoring and balancing career with outside obligations and interests. Our affinity groups provide an additional network for associates to access advice and informal mentoring.

Women’s Initiative

As part of a multi-faceted effort to recruit and retain excellent women lawyers, our Women’s Initiative hosts events throughout the year that help our women lawyers develop professional relationships and foster conversations about topics of particular interest to women attorneys.

Work/Life Programming

We recognize that balancing the demands of professional and personal life can be challenging at times, and we want our lawyers to enjoy satisfaction in both arenas. That is why we offer a solid support system and extensive work/life benefits.


The Firm is committed to recruiting outstanding talent across all segments of the law school population. Our 2020 summer associate class is 58% women, 41% people of color and 9% LGBTQ+.

Meet Us

You will find that our lawyers are universally smart, interesting, motivated and professional—yet remarkably different from one another.