Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Frank Aquila’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He is listed in Chambers Global’s top tier and received the American Lawyer’s Dealmaker of the Year award. Frank has also been recognized as a legal innovator and most influential person in corporate governance and is a member of Sullivan & Cromwell’s diversity committee.

Sullivan & Cromwell has a special partnership with the Network of Black & Latino Lawyers to recruit and retain minority lawyers as well as do pro bono work in diverse communities. The firm’s Women’s Initiative, LGBT Network, and Asian Associates Network also provide many opportunities for their minority lawyers. Sullivan & Cromwell has been ranked one of the top 20 firms for LGBT diversity, a leading U.S. diversity firm of the year, and a most innovative international firm.

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2017: Rudy Kleysteuber; 2016: Kathleen S. McArthur; 2015: Werner Ahlers; 2014: Davis J. Wang; 2013: Krishna Veeraraghavan; 2012: Inosi M. Nyatta; 2011: Tracy Richelle High

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012


Member: Frank Aquila

Diversity Professionals: Kelly J. Smith, Ayanna Ryans-Holder, Tracy Richelle High