Chairman of the Firm, Proskauer Rose LLP


Joseph Leccese is Co-Head of the Proskauer Rose Sports Law group. He has been named one of the 50 most powerful people in New York sports and New York City Sports Lawyer of the Year.

“Many of our lawyers are the children and grandchildren of those who experienced firsthand the fundamental unfairness of judgments based on assumption or bias rather than merit,” Joseph said in an interview with Diversity Journal. “We are committed to ensuring that each individual has the opportunity to reach his or her potential at our firm....”

Proskauer’s diversity initiatives include the Silver Scholar Program, which provides a summer position and scholarship money to a diverse law student, a variety of partnerships with pipeline programs, and seven affinity groups. 

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2017: Chantel Febus; 2016: Evandro Gigante; 2014: Keisha-Ann Grace Gray; 2013: Alicia Joyce Batts; 2012: Ronald E. Wood

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2014: Sherene Davidson, Leland Shelton; 2013: Ivory Bishop, Bassam Chain, Joshua Espinosa, Matthew Geduldig, Anna Han, Ebony Ray, Amanda Toy; 2012: Han C. Choi

Annual Meeting (2014)


Member: Joseph Leccese

Diversity Professional: Peter Wilson Jr.

Communications: Joanne Southern