The Black Attorney Affinity Group

The Black Attorney Affinity Group (BAAG) embodies the talents and strengths of black attorneys across the Firm, focusing on mentorship and networking, recruitment and retention, pro bono initiatives, business development and client outreach.

Our People

  • Of the Firm’s black attorneys, there are 6 partners and 34 associates in the U.S. and London offices.
  • Each affinity group has an appointed senior leader sponsor, who is not a member of that demographic group. The sponsors are charged with understanding key issues the group members face and advocating for necessary change. David Lender, Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department, is the Management Committee Sponsor for the Black Attorney Affinity Group.


Multicultural Attorney Conference

Black Attorney Affinity Group Conference

Diversity Education

Mandatory Diversity Training

Racial Justice Panel

Diversity Month 2017

Dallas Multicultural Luncheon

Elimination of Bias CLE

Client & Alumni Development

Federal Judge Panel

Alumni Roundtables

Women of Color Luncheon

London Entrepreneurship Program

Diversity Recruiting

Summer Associate Recruiting

Diversity Fellowship

Folks Party

Summer Program


MLK Day of Service



Internship Programs

Response to Tragedies

Pro Bono

Securing Guardianship of a Jamaican Grandson

Innocence Project Intake Initiative