Co-Managing Partner, Administration and Diversity Committee Member, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP 

Cindy Caranella Kelly became Managing Partner of Kasowitz in 2017, after over 20 years at the firm. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation and has represented major financial institutions, creditors’ companies, and energy companies. 

Diversity efforts at Kasowitz include a women’s initiative that helps women establish business development platforms, and partnerships with the California Minority Counsel Program, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and many others. 

Joined LCLD 2018 


Highlights of LCLD Participation


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2018: Darcy L. Jones

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2018: Nichole Davis


Member: Cindy Caranella Kelly 

Diversity Professionals: Emily Thall, Lissa Phillips

Communications: Lissa Phillips