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LaShann DeArcy

LaShann DeArcy has made a lasting impact on the diversity of the New York legal community both through her active participation in the diversity efforts at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP where she is a senior associate, as well as through her public service in the community. LaShann is remarkably adept at using her energy and enthusiasm, often described as “contagious,” to create a diverse and inclusive environment at her firm. As chair of the firm's New York diversity committee, LaShann was key in revamping the structure of the committee -- making it a priority to specifically target the unique needs of Gibson's minority, women, and LGBT communities. Through the committee she spearheaded several important community outreach and professional development initiatives, including the creation of a diversity speaker series, the formation of a mentoring circle for young mothers, and a collaboration with Howard University School of Law to host networking events in New York. In recognition of her contributions, Gibson Dunn's management invited LaShann to participate on its Diversity Task Force, an executive level diversity committee chaired by the managing partner. In addition to her work at Gibson Dunn, LaShann has served as a mentor to many young lawyers and students of color and has volunteered at a wide array of community organizations.