June 28, 2023

Lawyers of Color (LoC) announces its inaugural Wonderful Women list, which recognizes  dynamic women 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, See a full list of honorees

Honorees will be feted at two complimentary receptions hosted by Greenberg Traurig LLP in its Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2023 and its Atlanta office on July 19, 2023 where remarks will be given by special guest, The Honorable Eleanor L. Ross, United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 45 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono.

Wonderful Women 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