Chairman of the Firm, Proskauer Rose LLP
Joseph Leccese is co-head of his firm’s sports law group. He has been recognized as a top sports lawyer by Chambers USA, US Legal 500, and Best Lawyers in America. Joseph has also been named one of the 50 most powerful people in New York sports and New York City Sports Lawyer of the Year.
“Many of our lawyers are the children and grandchildren of those who experienced firsthand the fundamental unfairness of judgments based on assumption or bias rather than merit,” Joseph said in an interview with Diversity Journal. “We are committed to ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to reach his or her potential at our firm....”
Proskauer’s diversity initiatives include the Silver Scholar Program, which provides a summer position and scholarship money to a diverse law student, a variety of partnerships with pipeline programs, and seven affinity groups.
Joined LCLD 2010
Highlights of LCLD Participation
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2014: Sherene Davidson, Leland Shelton; 2013: Ivory Bishop, Bassam Chain, Joshua Espinosa, Matthew Geduldig, Anna Han, Ebony Ray, Amanda Toy; 2012: Han C. Choi
Annual Meeting (2014)
Member: Joseph Leccese
Communications: Somna Maraj