Diversity and Inclusion

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is committed to being a diverse work place that reflects the community in which we live and work. We respect and value individuality of all firm members and clients. We know that valuing diversity makes good business sense and helps us to ensure our future successes. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce makes us a better law firm. It enables us to bring a broader perspective to the problems that our clients face, leads to a higher quality of work, and enriches the work atmosphere itself. Accordingly, it is LFLM’s goal to foster a firm-wide culture that promotes diversity so that all firm members are valued.

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Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb

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Firm Culture

We are committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at LFLM, including our continued efforts towards retention and recruitment of diverse attorneys, promoting an open dialogue on issues of diversity in the legal profession, and improving our cultural competency with respect to the values embodied by our diverse group of attorneys.

LFLM supports and participates in a variety of statewide and local organizations promoting diversity in the legal profession, including contributions to diversity scholarship funds, membership/participation in minority-bar-groups, and active recruitment at diversity career fairs. We continue to support many of the same organizations each year and encourage attorneys to seek out additional organizations to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

• LFLM is a participating member of the California Minority Counsel Program and a signatory of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s No Glass Ceiling Initiative, now Women’s Impact Network: No Glass Ceiling 2.0 with BASF. We have been recognized for many years as one of the top California firms based on out percentage of women Partners.

• Our attorneys are actively involved in: African American Workers’ Compensation Professionals, Cultural Awareness & Social Inclusion Committee of City of LaVerne and LatinoComp.

• Our LFLM Diversity Book Scholarship has been awarded to over a dozen students at five California law schools and the firm continues to select at least two Diversity scholarship recipients every year.

• We are a yearly sponsor/participant in the Santa Clara University School of Law Diversity Gala & Inclusion Summit, the Jeffrey Poilé Memorial Scholarship & Fall Spectacular at University of the Pacific at McGeorge School of Law and the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair through BASF.

• LFLM encourages attorney and law clerk participation in a variety of diverse community events every year, including past sponsorship of events with: UC Hastings Black Law Students Graduation, Berkeley Juneteenth Festival, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Latina Lawyers Bar Association Annual Dinner and Black Women Lawyers of Northern California and Black Women Lawyers of Southern California.

LFLM Diversity Committee Members – Contact Us:

  Caroll A. Wheatley of our LFLM-San Bernardino office

Erin L. Walker of our LFLM-Oakland office

Omar A. Behnawa of our LFLM-San Diego office

Nat Cordellos of our LFLM-San Francisco office

 Luis A. Lopez of our LFLM-Concord office

Centrina J. Jackson of our LFLM-Los Angeles office

News & Events

Current Diversity Activities:

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP has consistently ranked in the Top 10 of firms statewide with regard to the percentage of female partners. In 2016, 56% of the partnership consists of women and minority attorneys. LFLM is an annual participant in the BASF Diversity Career Fair since 2011, and an active part of the BASF Diversity Managers & Recruiters Group with the BASF Justice & Diversity Center. Our attorneys attend diversity receptions throughout the year as well as events with a variety of minority bar associations including Black Women Lawyers of Northern California & Southern California and the Southern California Latina Lawyers Bar Association. LFLM is a participating member of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) and one of the original signatories of The Bar Association of San Francisco No Glass Ceiling Initiative. We encourage all of our attorneys and law clerks to get involved with minority bar association events as well as participating in career fairs, mentoring outreach and scholarships. Please feel free to contact anyone on the Diversity Committee for more information: Carroll Wheatley (Committee Chair) (email: cwheatley@lflm.com), Nat Cordellos (email: ncordellos@lflm.com) and Omar Benhawa (obenhawa@lflm.com).

Sponsorships:

LFLM is proud to sponsor events with minority bar associations as well as other diverse events that our attorneys, law clerks and clients are involved with throughout California. Some of our past sponsorships include:

  • Silver Sponsor for the 2017 & 2018 Santa Clara Law Diversity Gala, including support of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship Fund.
  • Sponsor of 2018 Lambda Fall Spectacular benefitting the Jeffrey Poile LGBTQ Memorial Scholarship at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Platinum sponsor of the 2014 and 2015 Santa Clara University Diversity Gala
  • Sponsor/participant in the 2014 BALIF Career & Networking Expo at Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Sponsor of the first annual Black History Month Celebration held at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley, California in 2014
  • Gold sponsor at the 33rd Annual Installation Dinner of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California in 2013
  • Sponsored a table for the 16th Annual Awards Scholarship Dinner hosted by the Latina Lawyers Bar Association in October 2013
  • Sponsor of the 2013 Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Dinner
  • Sponsor of Juneteenth Festival in Berkeley, California from 2012 through 2014
  • Sponsor for the UC Hastings Black Law Student’s Association from 2013 through 2015 as well as the 2015 La Raza Students Association
  • Sponsor of 2012 Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Installation dinner
  • Sponsor of 2012 Filipino Bar Association of Northern California Installation dinner

Scholarships:

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP sponsored Diversity Book scholarships for law students in Northern and Southern California at a variety of law schools. One of our 2011 scholarship recipients, Martha Suarez Ballesteros, is now an attorney with our Anaheim office.

Past scholarship recipients include:

  • 2018: Silvana Cordon and Jared Carillo from Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2017: Cesilia Fernandez and Dina Nehme from Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2016: Cristina Resendiz-Pineda and Kiara Robles Chavez from Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2015: Angela Giang and Cristina Resendiz-Pineda from Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2014: Davetta Selma from Southwestern Law School
  • 2014: Rena Sera and Vandana Chand from Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2013: Jacqueline Ramirez and Diego Aviles of Santa Clara University School of Law; Marissa Weltmer and Francisco Alcala from Southwestern Law School
  • 2013: Byron Suarez and Keeana Smith from Golden Gate University School of Law
  • 2012: Patricia Alonzo and Melodie Arian from Western State College of Law; Lizbeth Najera from Santa Clara University School of Law

Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is proud to support:

  • Overview

    Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is committed to being a diverse work place that reflects the community in which we live and work. We respect and value individuality of all firm members and clients. We know that valuing diversity makes good business sense and helps us to ensure our future successes. We firmly believe that a diverse workforce makes us a better law firm. It enables us to bring a broader perspective to the problems that our clients face, leads to a higher quality of work, and enriches the work atmosphere itself. Accordingly, it is LFLM’s goal to foster a firm-wide culture that promotes diversity so that all firm members are valued.

    Meet Our Attorneys

    Nat Cordellos

    Nat Cordellos

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  • Firm Culture

    We are committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion at LFLM, including our continued efforts towards retention and recruitment of diverse attorneys, promoting an open dialogue on issues of diversity in the legal profession, and improving our cultural competency with respect to the values embodied by our diverse group of attorneys.

    LFLM supports and participates in a variety of statewide and local organizations promoting diversity in the legal profession, including contributions to diversity scholarship funds, membership/participation in minority-bar-groups, and active recruitment at diversity career fairs. We continue to support many of the same organizations each year and encourage attorneys to seek out additional organizations to further our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    • LFLM is a participating member of the California Minority Counsel Program and a signatory of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s No Glass Ceiling Initiative, now Women’s Impact Network: No Glass Ceiling 2.0 with BASF. We have been recognized for many years as one of the top California firms based on out percentage of women Partners.

    • Our attorneys are actively involved in: African American Workers’ Compensation Professionals, Cultural Awareness & Social Inclusion Committee of City of LaVerne and LatinoComp.

    • Our LFLM Diversity Book Scholarship has been awarded to over a dozen students at five California law schools and the firm continues to select at least two Diversity scholarship recipients every year.

    • We are a yearly sponsor/participant in the Santa Clara University School of Law Diversity Gala & Inclusion Summit, the Jeffrey Poilé Memorial Scholarship & Fall Spectacular at University of the Pacific at McGeorge School of Law and the Bay Area Diversity Career Fair through BASF.

    • LFLM encourages attorney and law clerk participation in a variety of diverse community events every year, including past sponsorship of events with: UC Hastings Black Law Students Graduation, Berkeley Juneteenth Festival, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Latina Lawyers Bar Association Annual Dinner and Black Women Lawyers of Northern California and Black Women Lawyers of Southern California.

    LFLM Diversity Committee Members – Contact Us:

      Caroll A. Wheatley of our LFLM-San Bernardino office

    Erin L. Walker of our LFLM-Oakland office

    Omar A. Behnawa of our LFLM-San Diego office

    Nat Cordellos of our LFLM-San Francisco office

     Luis A. Lopez of our LFLM-Concord office

    Centrina J. Jackson of our LFLM-Los Angeles office

  • News & Events

    Current Diversity Activities:

    Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP has consistently ranked in the Top 10 of firms statewide with regard to the percentage of female partners. In 2016, 56% of the partnership consists of women and minority attorneys. LFLM is an annual participant in the BASF Diversity Career Fair since 2011, and an active part of the BASF Diversity Managers & Recruiters Group with the BASF Justice & Diversity Center. Our attorneys attend diversity receptions throughout the year as well as events with a variety of minority bar associations including Black Women Lawyers of Northern California & Southern California and the Southern California Latina Lawyers Bar Association. LFLM is a participating member of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP) and one of the original signatories of The Bar Association of San Francisco No Glass Ceiling Initiative. We encourage all of our attorneys and law clerks to get involved with minority bar association events as well as participating in career fairs, mentoring outreach and scholarships. Please feel free to contact anyone on the Diversity Committee for more information: Carroll Wheatley (Committee Chair) (email: cwheatley@lflm.com), Nat Cordellos (email: ncordellos@lflm.com) and Omar Benhawa (obenhawa@lflm.com).

    Sponsorships:

    LFLM is proud to sponsor events with minority bar associations as well as other diverse events that our attorneys, law clerks and clients are involved with throughout California. Some of our past sponsorships include:

    • Silver Sponsor for the 2017 & 2018 Santa Clara Law Diversity Gala, including support of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Scholarship Fund.
    • Sponsor of 2018 Lambda Fall Spectacular benefitting the Jeffrey Poile LGBTQ Memorial Scholarship at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
    • Platinum sponsor of the 2014 and 2015 Santa Clara University Diversity Gala
    • Sponsor/participant in the 2014 BALIF Career & Networking Expo at Golden Gate University School of Law
    • Sponsor of the first annual Black History Month Celebration held at the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley, California in 2014
    • Gold sponsor at the 33rd Annual Installation Dinner of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California in 2013
    • Sponsored a table for the 16th Annual Awards Scholarship Dinner hosted by the Latina Lawyers Bar Association in October 2013
    • Sponsor of the 2013 Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Dinner
    • Sponsor of Juneteenth Festival in Berkeley, California from 2012 through 2014
    • Sponsor for the UC Hastings Black Law Student’s Association from 2013 through 2015 as well as the 2015 La Raza Students Association
    • Sponsor of 2012 Orange County Hispanic Bar Association Installation dinner
    • Sponsor of 2012 Filipino Bar Association of Northern California Installation dinner

    Scholarships:

    Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP sponsored Diversity Book scholarships for law students in Northern and Southern California at a variety of law schools. One of our 2011 scholarship recipients, Martha Suarez Ballesteros, is now an attorney with our Anaheim office.

    Past scholarship recipients include:

    • 2018: Silvana Cordon and Jared Carillo from Golden Gate University School of Law
    • 2017: Cesilia Fernandez and Dina Nehme from Golden Gate University School of Law
    • 2016: Cristina Resendiz-Pineda and Kiara Robles Chavez from Golden Gate University School of Law
    • 2015: Angela Giang and Cristina Resendiz-Pineda from Golden Gate University School of Law
    • 2014: Davetta Selma from Southwestern Law School
    • 2014: Rena Sera and Vandana Chand from Golden Gate University School of Law
    • 2013: Jacqueline Ramirez and Diego Aviles of Santa Clara University School of Law; Marissa Weltmer and Francisco Alcala from Southwestern Law School
    • 2013: Byron Suarez and Keeana Smith from Golden Gate University School of Law
    • 2012: Patricia Alonzo and Melodie Arian from Western State College of Law; Lizbeth Najera from Santa Clara University School of Law

    Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP is proud to support: