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People of Color


From our partner-led committee on racial and ethnic diversity that works to ensure career advancement for attorneys of color, to providing truly meaningful fellowships to outstanding law students of color, Goodwin Procter supports a dynamic set of racial and ethnic diversity initiatives. In addition to reflecting our firm’s core values, these initiatives are part of a strategic business approach to help Goodwin Procter attract top legal talent and to serve our clients more efficiently.

Our firm offers the Goodwin Public Interest Fellowships for Law Students of Color which provide $7,500 awards to students of color who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school.

Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CRED)

Goodwin Procter’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CRED) is a partner-led, firm-wide initiative focused on identifying and implementing opportunities to promote diversity within our firm. The Committee has a presence in every Goodwin Procter office, and includes:

  • Partners of color
  • Women partners
  • Associates
  • Roberto Braceras, Partner and CRED Chair
  • Joan E. Tagliareni, Director of Legal Recruitment

The goals of the committee are to:

  • Attract and retain highly talented law students and attorneys of color
  • Support attorneys of color through strategic professional development and mentoring
  • Help the firm as a community to become increasingly culturally aware and appreciative of diversity
  • Leverage our diversity to strengthen our competitiveness in markets for clients and top talent
  • CRED organizes several events, including local office panel discussions for summer associates of color, and social gatherings with partners of color and other firm leaders.