Chair of the Executive Committee, Crowell & Moring LLP
Ellen Dwyer serves as Chair of the firm's Executive Committee. 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.
In 2021, Crowell & Moring was named an LCLD Top Performer for the sixth consecutive year. The firm also received the award in 2014.
Joined LCLD 2010
Highlights of LCLD Participation
LCLD Board of Directors
Member, 2014-2019; Chair, 2020-
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2015)
2022: Harmon L. (Monty) Cooper; 2021: Michelle Pham; 2020: Lauren Aronson; 2019: Ryan Tisch; 2018: Trina Fairley Barlow; 2017: Xavier Baker; 2016: Chahira Solh; 2015: Karen Hermann; 2014: Beatrice B. Nguyen; 2013: Brian Matthew Koide; 2012: Astor Heaven; 2011: Samaa A. Haridi
2022: Kayvan Ghaffari, Andrea Charles; 2021: Christopher Garcia, Helen Osun; 2020: Roma Sharma; 2019: Sima Namiri-Kalantari, Chalana Damron; 2018: Charles Austin, Sharmistha Das; 2017: Tiffany Wynn, Rebecca Suarez; 2016: Diana Huang; 2015: Preetha Chakrabarti, Ashley Southerland
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2020: Michael Huerta, Suzie Park; 2019: Pauline Nguyen; 2018: Donya Khadem; 2016: Michelle Onibokun; 2015: Jessica Robyn Douglas; 2014: Yungmoon Chang; 2013: Patrick Bassey; 2012: Ross Wolland
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012
Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Member: Ellen Dwyer