Lawyers & Professionals

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

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 women and minorities’ professional success.

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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, D.C.

    • 1152 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 850
    • Washington, DC
    • 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

Schulte is committed to promoting equal opportunity for all and to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. By recognizing and celebrating our individuality and diverse backgrounds, we are able to foster a supportive and collaborative environment for all employees, raise awareness within our firm of important diversity issues and better meet our clients’ needs by providing a diverse range of perspectives.

Leadership Matters

The firm’s Diversity Committee includes lawyers from throughout the firm and at all levels of seniority, as well as members of our Recruiting and Professional Development Departments. The Committee meets monthly to ensure that the firm’s diversity initiatives continue to be successful through community building, education, outreach and recruiting.

Community Building

The firm currently has five Affinity Groups: Asian-American, Black, Latino, LGBT and Women. The groups, which meet on a regular basis, provide members with a forum in which to gather socially, network, mentor and discuss diversity-related work experiences. We also have a parents group to provide a space in which our attorneys can discuss issues and concerns that may be unique to working parents.

  • Women’s Affinity Group


    Our Women’s Affinity Group is directed by a steering committee that includes women partners, special counsel and associates of various levels of seniority from practice groups across the firm. The group actively works to plan events for the firm’s women attorneys. This summer we sponsored a lunch for all women attorneys that was catered entirely by women-owned and women-run kitchens. Each year, the group promotes a firm-wide Dress for Success clothing drive benefitting disadvantaged women.
  • Women Partners Events


    The firm hosts events specifically for our women clients, including the annual Women Partners’ Dinner in New York and a Women’s Soiree in London, which provide valuable opportunities for our clients to network with our women partners and special counsel and build stronger communities among women.

Education

The Diversity Committee is committed to educating all members of the firm by developing awareness of and fostering conversation around important diversity issues. The Committee has spearheaded lively and timely discussions covering topics including bullying and the law, and the legal issues and ethical considerations surrounding immigration reform. The Committee also sponsored coverage of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and a private screening of the film Selma for all lawyers at the firm that included a lunch to encourage continued conversation about the topics raised by the film.

Local Community Outreach — Service and Sponsorship

Schulte is committed to diversity initiatives not only within our firm, but also within our local community. We regularly partner with a variety of organizations that support our diversity goals.

  • Legal Outreach Program


    Each year, our summer associates and members of the Diversity Committee host a college readiness workshop for high school students from the Legal Outreach Program and College for Every Student, non-profit organizations that partner with Schulte to offer intensive legal and education programs designed to prepare urban youth from underserved New York City communities to compete at the highest academic levels. In these programs, students spend a week at the firm, gaining exposure to various practice areas and attending various workshops organized by firm lawyers, who provide them with information on financial aid opportunities and conduct one-on-one mock interviews. The firm also continues to support The Opportunity Network by providing space for its educational programs for students in need.
  • Pro Bono


    We have a long history as a leader in pro bono initiatives and have worked with a number of diverse organizations, including Partners In Health (providing health care in countries such as Haiti, Peru and Rwanda), the Innocence Project (working to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals using DNA testing), 100 Women in Finance (participating in educational programming and philanthropic endeavors), Hedge Funds Care (raising money to support abused children), Sanctuary for Families (defending battered women), Human Rights First (helping to protect human rights) and the Tanenbaum Center on Interreligious Tolerance (providing practical programs to combat religious discrimination). 
  • Sponsorship


    Schulte is a signatory to the New York City Bar Association’s Statement of Goals for Increasing Minority Representation and Retention. As part of that commitment, we have increased our efforts to hire minority lawyers by interviewing at a broader range of law schools and diversity job fairs. 

Recruiting

Recruiting a broad range of candidates is key to our diversity initiatives. Each year, we visit a variety of law schools in order to meet a diverse group of law students, as well as partner with a number of diverse student organizations. For example, we actively participate in several diversity-focused job fairs each year, including the Lavender Law Career Fair held during the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association’s Annual Conference, the Northeast Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Job Fair, the Harvard BLSA Job Fair and the LeGal Career Fair.

Our summer program includes social events that recognize the diversity of the lawyers at the firm. The Diversity Committee and the firm’s affinity groups host a variety of summer program activities, and the women summer associates have a dedicated event with women partners where they discuss their work experiences in an intimate environment.

Summer associates are also encouraged to attend summer events throughout the city held by diversity-related organizations such as Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS), AALDEF and the ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project. The firm also sponsors several of these receptions.