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S. Jeanine Conley

A partner in Baker & Hostetler’s Litigation Group, Jeanine maintains an active pro bono practice involving immigration, criminal and landlord/tenant issues. Before joining Baker & Hostetler, Jeanine clerked for the Honorable William G. Bassler in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and prior to her clerkship she worked at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP. Jeanine was recognized during Long Island University's black history month program for excellence in the legal field.

Jeanine has made a tremendous impact on the diversity of Baker & Hostetler’s New York office since she joined in 2006. As an active member of both the firm’s hiring and diversity committees, Jeanine’s efforts at the firm have contributed to an increase in diversity, including a four-fold increase in the number of African American attorneys. Additionally, since Jeanine began her service on the firm’s hiring committee, approximately 35% of the candidates hired from law school have been diverse. This year, she became the first black female partner in Baker & Hostetler’s New York office.

Currently as President of the Association of Black Women Attorneys (ABWA), Jeanine is helping to plan their 35th Anniversary Gala, which is used to fund ABWA’s Ruth Whitehead Whaley Scholarship. During Jeanine’s eight years of involvement with the organization, ABWA has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships to help students cover law school costs. To further aid law school students, Jeanine helped spearhead, through the City Bar’s Committee on Minorities in the Profession, the Michael Oshima Essay Competition in memory of her former Arnold & Porter colleague and chair of the Committee. Jeanine served as the Committee’s Secretary for four years and this fall will become Chair of the Committee.

As a mentor and role model for young attorneys and students, Jeanine is also active with the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice (UASCJ), an all girls school that ultimately will consist of 6-12th graders. Through Jeanine’s efforts, Baker & Hostetler became a sponsor of UASCJ and implemented Baker’s Brunches, where a professional woman visits the girls during lunch to discuss her professional and educational background. Jeanine served as the first Baker’s Brunch guest and the commencement speaker of the first UASCJ class to graduate to the 9th grade. Jeanine also serves as chair of the advisory board and helped raise close to $15,000 during its first benefit.