Founding and Managing Partner, Selendy & Gay PLLC
Jennifer Selendy founded Selendy & Gay in 2018. She was previously a Partner at both Quinn Emanuel and Kirkland & Ellis. In 2020, she was named "Managing Partner of the Year" by Corporate Counsel, and was recognized as a "Distinguished Leader" by the New York Law Journal. Jennifer has served as Chairman of the Board for the National Center for Law & Economic Justice, and is the co-founder of The Speyer Legacy School, an independent school for gifted children that focuses on identifying and educating low-income, high-achieving children in New York City.
Selendy & Gay is majority-owned by women and was founded with a focus on unbiased hiring, training, and promotion, as well as building an inclusive culture where diverse talent feels supported. The firm is transparent about its diversity; as of 2020, more than half of the firm's partners are women, 21% of its attorneys identify as LGBTQ, and 30% of associates identify as people of color.
Joined LCLD 2021
2021: Babak Ghafarzade
Member: Jennifer Selendy
Diversity Professional: Peter Van Name
Communications: Christine Dicrocco