General Counsel, Crowell & Moring LLP

Ellen Dwyer served as Managing Partner of Crowell & Moring for eight years before becoming General Counsel in 2016. She was named one of America’s most innovative managing partners by Law360, in part for her efforts to recruit and retain female lawyers, and led the firm to be named one of the most innovative law firms in North America

“We need to create opportunities for [women] to demonstrate their talent, provide them with relentless feedback, and make them better every day,” Ellen said in an interview with Law360. “We need to be transparent with them about the challenges of partnership, what they need to do to achieve it, and then let them know that we believe in them, and will help them navigate the path to partnership.”

Crowell & Moring has been recognized for its diversity by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, the California Minority Counsel Program, and the Human Rights Campaign, among others. The firm is also a founding member of the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance. Crowell & Moring was named an LCLD Most Active Member Law Firm in 2014 and 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2010


Highlights of LCLD Participation


LCLD Board of Directors
Member, 2014-2017

Fellows Program
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2015)
Fellows nominated:
2017: Xavier Baker; 2016: Chahira Solh; 2015: Karen Hermann; 2014: Beatrice B. Nguyen; 2013: Brian Matthew Koide; 2012: Astor Heaven; 2011: Samaa A. Haridi

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Tiffany Wynn, Rebecca Suarez; 2016: Diana Huang, Agustin Orozco; 2015: Preetha ChakrabartiAshley Southerland

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2016: Michelle Onibokun; 2015: Jessica Robyn Douglas; 2014: Yungmoon Chang; 2013: Patrick Bassey; 2012: Ross Wolland

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2016, 2015, 2014)


 

Member: Ellen Dwyer

Diversity Professional: Melanie Priddy, Nita Mazumder

Communications: Christine Elfmann, Phill McGowan, An Pham