Managing Partner(Administration of the Firm), 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. 

Kasowitz was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2018 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Sondra Grigsby; 2021: Nefertiti Alexander; 2020: Kirsten Jackson; 2019: Marcus Barber; 2018: Darcy L. Jones

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Alexander LeeKristine Abrenica; 2021: Veronica Nauts, Danielle Gill; 2020: Carolina Diaz-Martinez; 2019: Melissa Dejoie; 2018: Nichole Davis

1L Scholars Program
2022: Precious Patterson; 2021: Amaya Contreras Driggs; 2020: Honglin Zhu

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2021, 2020, 2019

Annual Meeting (2022, 2021, 2020)

Member: Cindy Caranella Kelly 

Diversity Professionals: Jennifer Mercado, Ashley DeBrino

Communications: Lissa Phillips