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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Finn Dixon & Herling is strongly committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our firm and the legal profession.


Individually and collectively, our lawyers are recognized leaders in DEI initiatives.

Our entire partnership is involved in the firm’s current effort to join the small number of midsize law firms in the U.S. certified as adherents of the Mansfield Rule, a set of guidelines designed to diversify law firm leadership.

One of our partners, the first woman presidentially appointed to be U.S. Attorney in the history of Connecticut, chaired a Connecticut Bar Association police reform task force formed in response to the murder of George Floyd. The task force’s report led to legislative action by the Connecticut state legislature.

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FDH has achieved Midsize Mansfield Certification for the 2021-2023 cycle and is participating in the current Midsize Mansfield cohort.
Connecticut Bar Association
FDH has committed to the Connecticut Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Pledge and Plan.
FDH proudly sponsors a scholarship through the Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association, in honor of our late partner Justin Shigemi.
FDH partners with the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity in sponsoring an annual CT General Counsel Roundtable on Maintaining a Diverse Legal Environment.


Attorney Tanyee Cheung Receives 2023 Ladder Award | Connecticut Bar Association

Tanyee Cheung receives 2023 Ladder Award. Read more

Finn Dixon & Herling Attorneys Deirdre Daly, Tamu Lewis, and Tahirih Vinas Spoke at the LCD Virtual Panel for Young Lawyers of Color

Finn Dixon & Herling attorneys Deirdre Daly, Tamu Lewis, and Tahirih Vinas spoke at the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Virtual Panel Discussion for Young Lawyers of Color on April 28, 2022. Read more

Ska Barnes Speaks to Law360 on Indigenous Visibility in Corporate Law

Finn Dixon & Herling partner Skawenniio “Ska” Barnes was the subject of an extensive interview by Law360 on the issue of Indigenous visibility in corporate law. Read more