Another BigLaw Firm Sets Milestone for Female Legal Leaders and Diversity & Inclusion
The elevation of Belinda Schwartz to Executive Chair of Herrick was noted by LawFuel saying, "In a signature move to further enhance the role to improve profile of women legal leaders, another big law firm has announced a woman as its Executive Chair."
The article continues, "Belinda G. Schwartz’s appointment as Executive Chair of Herrick, Feinstein LLP is not only a significant milestone for the firm but also for the legal industry at large... Schwartz’s appointment has already been celebrated by many in the legal community who see it as an important step towards breaking down barriers that have historically prevented women from reaching leadership positions within law firms."
LawFuel notes that "[Belinda] was named as one of the women of influence by New York Business Journal in 2022 when she told the magazine: "I am a consigliere. At the heart of it, I am first and foremost a lawyer who must be both excellent at what I do and bring all of my work and life experience to bear on the situation at hand."
In closing the piece says, "Schwartz’s appointment is a positive step forward for both Herrick and the legal industry as a whole. We hope that other firms will follow suit and prioritize diversity and inclusion at all levels of their organizations."