Why did you choose Schulte?
I was really struck by SRZ’s culture and its people. Everyone that I encountered during my interviews had such an upbeat personality, and I felt very connected to that. I genuinely like the people that I work with – we work hard but also enjoy each other’s company. I also appreciate that SRZ is younger firm and our clients are part of an innovative industry with interesting problems to solve.
Why was it important to you to become a leader at Schulte and tell us about your current leadership roles?
It’s important for me to use my voice to advocate for less-represented groups in big law to feel seen and heard, particularly for Black attorneys like myself. Black people are underrepresented across the board in both big law and in the legal profession, and we have to find innovative solutions to solve this problem. I am proud to be a co-chair of the newly created Task Force for Racial Justice Initiatives at SRZ. It is my hope that our task force can bring important issues to the attention of firm leadership and make real shifts in the long-endeavored goal of greater diversity, representation and inclusion. I am also proud to be a member of the Women’s Steering Committee which focuses on making sure that the women attorneys at SRZ can connect with each other and learn from each other.
What do you focus on in your practice?
I am a litigator in our Washington, D.C. office. Our office, and my practice, focuses predominantly on white collar and SEC enforcement matters.
In what ways does the firm support your professional development?
I have had the opportunity to get hands-on experience during my time at SRZ and I really appreciate that the partners I work with have given me opportunities to step outside of my comfort zone to advance my legal skills.