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Locke Lord’s New York Office and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America First Joint Law Firm-Client Participants in New York City Bar Association Diversity Fellowship Program

May 20, 2019

(NEW YORK) May 20, 2019 – Locke Lord’s New York office is partnering with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America as the first joint law firm-client participants in the New York City Bar Association’s (City Bar) Annual Diversity Fellowship Program.

Law students David Wright, Touro Law Center, and Yuwei Liu, Columbia Law School, begin their 1L summers today, splitting their time between Locke Lord and Guardian, receiving an exclusive and immersive experience working in both firm and in-house legal settings.

“We are thrilled to welcome the City Bar Fellows into our office this summer and to be able to share the time of the students with such a well-respected company as Guardian,” said Greg Casamento, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s New York office.

“Locke Lord is proud to be a part of this program. This is just one example of the Firm’s deep commitment to offering employment and advancement opportunities to diverse students and lawyers, and we are looking forward to helping position David and Yuwei for future success,” added Locke Lord Senior Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Paulette Brown.

Diversity and inclusion are integral parts of Locke Lord’s strategic plan for success. The Firm has an active Diversity and Inclusion Committee dedicated to the recruitment, retention and promotion of lawyers of varying ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, languages, nationalities and religions. To read more about Locke Lord’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please click here

Founded in 1991, the Fellowship Program has placed more than 600 diverse and talented first year law students from 11 New York City area law schools, with a vast array of professional and life experiences, in a law firm or corporate/government legal department.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ ‎needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than ‎‎130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the ‎highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy ‎and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; ‎Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad ‎spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public ‎finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of ‎experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional ‎teams.‎