Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


Frank Aquila is a leading mergers & acquisitions lawyer and has been named a “Legal Rebel” and a “Trailblazer” for his leadership in the profession. Before becoming Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell, he was Co-Managing Partner of the General Practice Group. Frank is also a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee

Sullivan & Cromwell has a special partnership with the Network of Black & Latino Lawyers to recruit and retain minority lawyers as well as do pro bono work in diverse communities. The firm’s Women’s Initiative, LGBT Network, and Asian Associates Network also provide many opportunities for its minority lawyers. Sullivan & Cromwell has been ranked one of the top 20 firms for LGBT diversity, a leading U.S. diversity firm of the year, and a most innovative international firm.

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2021: Kamil Shields; 2020: Dustin Guzior; 2019: Bachir Karam; 2018: Pavan Surapaneni; 2017: Rudy Kleysteuber; 2016: Kathleen S. McArthur; 2015: Werner Ahlers; 2014: Davis J. Wang; 2013: Krishna Veeraraghavan; 2012: Inosi M. Nyatta; 2011: Tracy Richelle High

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012


Member: Frank Aquila

Diversity Professionals: Tracy Richelle High