Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Equitable

Dave Hattem joined Equitable in 1994 and held several roles, including General Counsel, before becoming Chief Legal Officer. He also served in various management positions in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Dave grew up in Queens and serves on the board of the Scholarship and Welfare Fund at Hunter College, where he earned his bachelor's degree. 

As of 2020, Equitable's Board of Directors was 38% diverse, more than half of its employees were women, and more than a third of its employees were ethnically diverse. The company's diversity initiatives include several employee resource groups and diversity education summits. The company has been named a Great Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality and a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion. 

Joined LCLD 2019 


Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2020: Stephanie Sklar, Mohana Terry


Member: Dave Hattem

Diversity Professional: Mike Lordi