June 28, 2023

Lawyers of Color (LoC) announces its annual Hot List, which recognizes junior- and mid-level attorneys working in law firms, companies, and government agencies across the U.S. who show promise in their careers and demonstrate a strong commitment to advancing diversity in the legal profession. Honorees will be profiled in the Hot List 2023 Issue. A free digital version will be available on the Publications page of LoC’s website, View full list of honorees.

On July 19, 2023, honorees will be feted at a complimentary reception in the Washington, D.C. office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner located at 1155 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 

LoC a 501c3 nonprofit, which has been mentioned in Bloomberg News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. 

“We continue to do this work because we believe such recognitions will maintain and increase diversity within the legal profession, which is imperative,” said LoC president, Yolanda Young in AboveTheLaw, which also noted there is never a fee or sponsorship requirement to be nominated or included in LoC publications.

International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) represents 35% of the Fortune 500. BCLP helps clients overcome the complexity and challenges caused by competition, disputes, regulation, globalization and market disruption. Whatever opportunity or problem a business faces, BCLP brings to bear the combined experience of over 1,200 respected M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk lawyers across 31 offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

Hot List Selection Criteria

The honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process. Our selection committee, composed of the editorial staff, fellows and advisers, spent months reviewing nominations and researching legal publications in order to identify promising candidates. We accepted nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues. We also made editorial picks based on our research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments, giving special attention to candidates who were active in diversity pipeline initiatives. 


Yolanda Young

President & CEO

Lawyers of Color