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Firm Overview

Instead of trying to be everything to everybody, we’ve made a name for ourselves by delivering what our clients need most: in-depth, hands-on legal counsel throughout the financial services sector — and beyond.

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Firm News

There’s a lot going on at Schulte — we’re wrapping up high-profile matters, welcoming talented new lawyers, speaking on issues that affect our clients, and more.

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Pro Bono

Throughout our history, Schulte has provided comprehensive pro bono services to local and national nonprofit organizations. Today, we serve more than 50 nonprofits and work to advance a variety of social justice causes.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Inside the firm, we work hard to attract diverse, talented lawyers and encourage their career growth and advancement. And outside the office, we’re active in volunteer drives and local initiatives that support underrepresented groups.

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Alumni

If you’re a current or former Schulte lawyer, join our Alumni Network on LinkedIn to stay connected with old friends, make new contacts, and share your successes, ideas and insights.

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Social Responsibility

We take doing “good work” seriously — whether we’re talking about our high ethical standards or the way in which we foster a positive and inclusive culture for our personnel and support local communities.

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Offices

  • New York

    • 919 Third Avenue
    • New York, NY 10022
    • United States of America
      • +1 212.756.2000 Phone
      • +1 212.593.5955 Fax
  • Washington, DC

    • 901 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 800
    • Washington, DC 20005
    • United States of America
      • +1 202.729.7470 Phone
      • +1 202.730.4520 Fax
  • London

    • One Eagle Place
    • London SW1Y 6AF
    • United Kingdom
      • +44 (0) 20 7081 8000 Phone
      • +44 (0) 20 7081 8010 Fax

Contact — Donna Lazarus

How would you describe the firm culture at Schulte?

Schulte is a relaxed place — from jeans and bagels on Fridays to open office doors to the sound of guffaws everywhere — there is a comfortable, friendly feeling throughout the hallways. I find that the relative youth of the firm translates to a more casual work style and more creative lawyering. My favorite part of the culture, though, is the value placed on humor. I can honestly say that I laugh every day at Schulte.

What attracted you to the firm?

I was attracted to the unique, substantive work that the Employment & Employee Benefits Group does at Schulte. I was interested in education law and was thrilled to discover it was a niche practice here. I had the opportunity to rotate through the department as a summer associate, which gave me a real sense of how the department functions and the personalities of the attorneys. I liked that all the attorneys I met at Schulte were comfortable being themselves. A friend recently asked me how my work persona differs from my non-work persona. I struggled with an answer because I truly feel like I am my authentic self at work. 

Tell us about your involvement with the Associate Committee. How has that allowed you to make an impact?

The Associate Committee gives me the ear of the decision makers at the firm. It’s been rewarding to watch something go from an idea or a concern of the associates to a new policy, initiative or perk at the firm. As a senior attorney, more junior associates often come to me with their thoughts and, rather than just empathize with them, I can actually bring their thoughts to the Associate Committee and brainstorm solutions. Being on the Associate Committee makes me feel invested in the firm’s success as well as the morale of my peers.

Can you describe the guidance you received on your path from associate to special counsel?

The co-heads of my department encouraged me to work hard, to engage with a variety of senior attorneys, both in my department and throughout the rest of the firm, and to continue focusing on the parts of the practice I gravitated towards. I was provided opportunities to speak at conferences, engage directly and substantively with clients and establish a name for myself within my niche. I was also fortunate to have other special counsel at the firm share their knowledge and insights on the process. I’ve grown up professionally at Schulte and I am grateful to continue my path here.

 

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