We are committed to providing an inclusive, equitable workplace where team members from all backgrounds can thrive and grow. We also recognize that equity doesn’t just happen—it must be built. We are proud to share the Seeger Weiss Diversity Fellowship as a part of our ongoing commitment to recruiting, retaining, and promoting attorneys from underrepresented backgrounds.
Seeger Weiss LLP believes that diversity makes workplaces, institutions, and our world stronger, smarter, more resilient, and more just. A diverse legal team is a more effective legal team, and one that better serves its clients.
Seeger Weiss LLP is pleased to announce that its inaugural Diversity Fellow, Brittany Jackson, has designated the San Francisco nonprofit 100% College Prep for a charitable contribution of $5,000 from the firm. The donation is a part of her fellowship award. The nonprofit, located in the Bayview–Hunters Point neighborhood where Jackson grew up, aims to […]
Seeger Weiss LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched the Seeger Weiss Diversity Fellowship. We believe that diversity makes workplaces, institutions, and our world stronger, smarter, more resilient, and more just. A diverse legal team is a more effective legal team, and one that better serves its clients. Seeger Weiss is committed […]
Seeger Weiss LLP is proud to announce the appointment of partner Parvin K. Aminolroaya to the position of plaintiffs’ co-lead counsel by the honorable Judge Brian R. Martinotti in the In re Elmiron (Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation. In his January 22, 2020 order, Judge Martinotti praised the leadership team as “highly skilled counsel […]
We are proud to support senior associate Parvin Aminolroaya for her recognition as a “Cardozo Game Changer” by the Cardozo Law School Black, Asian, Latino Law Students Association Alumni Group (BALLSA). Parvin is the former Vice-Chair of BALLSA and current Co-Chair of Cardozo Women. She is a recipient of the 2016 Alumni Association Young Leadership […]
The Fellowship Program
The Fellowship—which includes an award of up to $12,000 plus an additional $3,000 charitable contribution to a nonprofit organization of their choice in consultation with the firm—will be offered to an exceptional rising second-year law student who shows the promise both of becoming an outstanding attorney and of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of Seeger Weiss and the legal community. The Fellowship will be awarded in the course of the regular fall recruiting season for summer associate positions and the Fellow will participate in the regular summer associate program at the Firm in the year after the Fellowship is awarded.
Philanthropy, volunteer work, and pro bono efforts are core to the values of our firm. Here are just a few of the projects we are involved in.
Oasis, a nonprofit located in Paterson, New Jersey, provides educational and social service programs that help women enter and succeed in the workforce and help children flourish academically. They also operate a soup kitchen and provide emergency food, clothing, and social support to city residents in need. Partner David R. Buchanan is co-chair of Oasis’s capital campaign and a longtime volunteer since the nonprofit’s founding over two decades ago. Associate Rick Barreca is also closely involved in the firm’s efforts to support Oasis, helping lead drives to collect and deliver toys and school supplies to the organization.
Recently, Seeger Weiss held a backpack drive, during which the firm was able to donate dozens of backpacks and additional school supplies – including journals, writing materials, and folders – to children in need so they can be better prepared for success in school. Through events like these and other charitable donations, Seeger Weiss has been able to support Oasis and their laudable mission to support women and children in need.
100% College Prep
This program in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood aims to make the dream of a college education achievable for all children by providing academic resources for middle and high school students.
ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
JIOP focuses on providing opportunities for judicial internships for students from diverse backgrounds, bolstering the pipeline for diverse lawyers.
Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation
The national advocacy group for the widows and children of law enforcement officers that are killed in the line of duty appointed Seeger Weiss cofounding partners Christopher A. Seeger and Stephen A. Weiss as general co-counsel in 2008. Partner Parvin Aminolroaya also represented the family of deceased California police officer in efforts to obtain payment from the federal government whose investigation of an illegal drug ring allegedly led to the officer’s illness and premature death.
Black, Asian, & Latino Law Students Association | Cardozo School of Law
Seeger Weiss is the primary funder of a need-based scholarship awarded through Cardozo Law School’s Black, Asian, Latino Law Students Association, or BALLSA, which has been awarded for nearly a decade. A graduate of Cardozo and former member of BALLSA, Seeger Weiss partner Parvin Aminolroaya has served as vice chair for the BALLSA Alumni Group for many years. She has also worked with the Benjamin N. Cardozo Summer Law Institute, which introduces students from underserved New York City public junior high schools to a criminal justice and trial process curriculum.
Creative Art Works
The mission of Creative Art Works is to improve the lives of under-resourced New York City youth through the arts by serving thousands of young people each year through in-school and out-of-school-time classes, community art-making events, and youth employment creating large-scale public art.
Human Rights First
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals and to respect human rights and the rule of law. On issues such as the abolition of torture and the protection of refugees, Human Rights First demands reform, accountability and justice.
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights is to pursue equality and equity for all races and ethnicities under law. Seeger Weiss partner Jennifer Scullion serves as a board member, where she primarily works on upholding election law and protecting voter rights, including the voter protection hotline 866-OUR-VOTE.
Marie Colvin Memorial Foundation
The Marie Colvin Memorial Foundation supports organizations working to ease the suffering of victims of war, human rights violations and other atrocities and the brave journalists who bring accurate accounts of those atrocities to the attention of the world.
The Public Interest Law Center
The Public Interest Law Center uses high-impact legal strategies to advance the civil, social, and economic rights of communities in the Philadelphia region facing discrimination, inequality, and poverty. Seeger Weiss partner Shauna Itri serves on its board of directors.
Three and a Half Acres Yoga Foundation
Three and a Half Acres partners with community-based organizations and local institutions to amplify existing service-based offerings. We currently provide regular and holistic yoga instruction to Harlem community organizations like Harlem House, LGBT Youth of Harlem United, Children’s Aid Society, among many others. Seeger Weiss partner Jennifer Scullion serves as treasurer.