Managing Partner, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP 

Throughout her career, Julie Fink has displayed a commitment to social justice and inclusion. As an attorney at Paul, Weiss, she was a key member of the team that challenged the Defense of Marriage Act in front of the Supreme Court, and helped negotiate a landmark settlement ending the state of New York's segregation of individuals with mental illness in institutional adult homes. As in-house counsel at Pfizer Inc., she served as the Global Pro Bono Lead. She has received the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award and Immigration Equality’s Safe Haven Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Representation.

Now, Julie is Managing Partner of Kaplan Hecker & Fink, which she co-founded in 2017. "I have been honored to play a leading role in building a new kind of boutique law firm, rooted in the values of fairness, integrity, and justice," she said

Joined LCLD 2019 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Kate Doniger; 2021: Raymond Tolentino; 2020: John C. Quinn; 2019: Gabrielle Tenzer

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Molly WebsterJeffrey ThenSofie Syed; 2021: Brandon Thompson, Mahrah Taufique, Jonathan Kay; 2020: Talia Nissimyan, David Shieh; 2019: Alex Conlon  

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020

Annual Meeting (2019)
Leadership Summit (2019)


Member: Julie Fink 

Diversity Professional: Jolene Nembhard