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Sharon Y. Bowen

Sharon Y. Bowen is apowerful role model and catalyst for change in her roles as Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins Diversity Committee, a partner in the firm’s corporate practice, and a leader within the legal profession. Involved since the Diversity Committee’s inception more than a decade ago, Ms. Bowen also serves as Chair of the Diversity Hiring Subcommittee of the firm’s Global Recruiting Committee . She is viewed as the “creative force” behind many of the firm’s efforts, from organizing to soliciting others to participate. Ms. Bowen’s recent accomplishments at the firm include establishing the annual Diversity Weekend for new recruits and the Latham Diversity Scholars Program. Ms. Bowen is also passionate about working on behalf of young people, for example working with the Harlem-based Roberto Clemente Middle School ’s Legal Studies Academy . In order to maximize her impact, Ms. Bowen cultivates other attorneys who can gain exposure and leadership skills by taking over the replication of successful programs.