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Sullivan & Cromwell has enjoyed a strong relationship with Howard University School of Law since 1986, when current partner Bill Snipes joined the Firm. Bill, who was elected to the partnership in 1992 and is a member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee, has been recognized for his representation of clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including securities, banking, intellectual property and products liability, as well as in major internal investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings before federal and state authorities. Bill has received numerous awards and accolades, including the HUSL Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award for his commitment to public service and advancing diversity in the legal profession. He has also been honored for the work of his groundbreaking program, the Pipeline Crisis/Winning Strategies Initiative, which was launched in 2006 to marshal private sector leadership, investment and advocacy to address the social and economic gap between young black men and their peers.

Alumni of HUSL currently practice in S&C’s New York office. Their practice areas include arbitration, criminal defense and investigations, civil and securities litigation, and our General Practice (corporate). In addition, HUSL alumni at S&C are active in our pro bono practice; recent matters include obtaining asylum for clients. HUSL alumni participated in our public interest secondment program to The Federal Defenders of New York. S&C has an especially strong relationship with the Howard Law Journal: all of our current HUSL associates were journal editors.

In addition to becoming partners of the Firm, HUSL alumni who join S&C go on to pursue a range of prestigious opportunities. S&C alumni who attended HUSL have gone on to work as counsel to financial institutions and in several government roles, including trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant District Attorney for Kings County and Director of the Oregon Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Unit.

You can learn more about HUSL alumni at S&C on these pages. We hope to see you on campus.

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