Chambers Shortlists Kasowitz for a 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Award
Kasowitz Benson Torres has been shortlisted for a 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Award in the category of Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year by Chambers USA.
The firm has been recognized for its partnership, through the Justice Resource Center’s MENTOR program, with the Law Institute at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York, one of the 100 most diverse schools in New York State. The program provides students with resources to encourage academic achievement, and exposes them to job options in the legal field. For the past two years, Kasowitz attorneys have coached students in moot court and mock trial competitions, hosted firm visits to educate the students about opportunities in the legal profession, and accompanied the students on court visits.
Kasowitz partner Sarah Gibbs Leivick coordinates the firm’s mentoring program with the Law Institute at John Dewey High School. Sarah also coaches John Dewey’s moot court and mock trial teams, along with Kasowitz attorneys Julie R. Fischer, Sondra Grigsby, Victor J. Brienza and Constantine Loizides. Sarah has extensive experience prosecuting the antitrust and securities claims of large public companies in multi-district litigations and before international arbitration tribunals. Sarah has been recognized on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List and named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.