New York Office Hosts Young Leaders
Ropes & Gray’s New York office recently welcomed 27 students from the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to diversifying the leadership pipeline by empowering exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds. During the August 14 visit, scholars were treated to a panel comprising two associates and three support team members, during which they discussed their background and experience at Ropes & Gray and beyond. The panel was followed by a lively Q&A session.
The office visit was part of 2019 Career Institute held by LEDA at New York University on August 12. In a seminar titled “Life at a Law Firm,” litigation & enforcement associate Jessica Soto and corporate program paralegal Margaret Calmer (both of Boston) gave their perspective of working at a law firm and provided the LEDA Scholars with valuable advice on how to succeed in the legal industry. Later in the day, Jessica and Paul spoke on a Ropes & Gray- sponsored panel moderated by Jesse Furman, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Capping the evening were “office hours,” where LEDA students dropped by for an open discussion about legal career pathways with Ropes & Gray program paralegals Cesar Munive, Daniela Sabogal, Dana Sherman (all of New York), and Margaret Calmer, and Legal Services Client Management Coordinator Emily Moniz (Boston) and Ranking & Awards Specialist/Writer Daniel Golliher (New York).
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