Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

In 2017, Faiza Saeed became the first woman to hold the position of Presiding Partner at Cravath in the firm's nearly-200-year history. She has been named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business by Crain's New York Business. Faiza also serves on the boards of M&A Lawyer magazine and the New York Chapter of the March of Dimes. 

Dedication to diversity and inclusion is woven into the Cravath culture. Cravath’s diversity initiatives include a variety of programs and outreach. In 2014, Cravath was one of the top 10 firms for LGBT lawyers.  

Joined LCLD 2015

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Helam Gebremariam; 2021: Sharonmoyee Goswami; 2020: Sasha Rosenthal-Larrea; 2019: Jenny Zhang; 2018: Rory A. Leraris; 2017: Damaris Hernández; 2016: Ting S. Chen; 2015: Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2022: Brandon Holt, Sasha Savitsky; 2021: Valeria Flores-Morales, Juan Castano; 2020: Jazly Liriano, Rebecca Dixon, Chinecherem Okoye, Yonas Takele; 2019: Chanel Thomas, Santana Jackson, Disha Verma, Zekariah McNeal; 2018: Kayla Hardimon, Aiyanna Isom, Gary Uter, Madeleine Xu; 2017: Lavinia Borzi, Shannon Kahlden, Labdhi Sheth

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2017

Annual Meeting (2017)

Member: Faiza Saeed

Diversity Professionals: Peter Wilson

Communications: Fallon Szczur