Otterbourg is proud to be one of the few mid-sized law firms participating in the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Career Program in Corporate Law. For more than 25 years, SEO has provided internship opportunities at the most prestigious law firms in New York City to promising students of color.
By helping to create opportunities for minority students, we reaffirm our commitment to diversity both within and outside the firm. We strongly believe that a diverse work environment not only enables us to provide the highest quality legal services to our clients, but also enhances the experience of every lawyer at the firm. For this reason, we have set ourselves the goal of recruiting and advancing talented attorneys with a wide range of backgrounds, life experiences and cultural perspectives.
To achieve this objective, we have established a Diversity Action Committee (DAC) comprised of the firm’s chairman and certain members of the firm and associates, which meets regularly to recommend and implement diversity-related programs and initiatives. We also provide training to all personnel on the importance of diversity within the firm.
The firm also supports the efforts of its lawyers and staff to give back to the community. In addition to pro bono representation for needy individuals and organizations, we give significant financial support to a variety of non-profit organizations.