Welcome to OCCDL

The Orange County Coalition for Diversity in the Law (OCCDL) is a collaborative effort of professionals from leading Orange County law firms and other community partners committed to achieving cultural diversity in recruiting and retaining law students and attorneys in Orange County.

Continuing OCCDL Diversity Stories!

Several member firms and organizations within OCCDL put together short and valuable videos containing a few of their perspectives, experiences, plans, and ideas related to diversity, both in the legal community as a whole, and in Orange County specifically.  This content highlights how our member organizations are working to make a real difference for diversity in the legal community in 2020, and can serve as a tool for other legal organizations to shape their own diversity ideals and initiatives.  We are better off by sharing ideas and working together!

Please enjoy our second OCCDL Diversity Story, courtesy of member firm O’Melveny, featuring Darin Snyder, Diversity and Inclusion Partner in the San Francisco office.  At O’Melveny, they don’t just talk a good diversity and inclusion game; they’re changing the game.  Creating a truly inclusive environment while providing advancement and leadership opportunities for their diverse lawyers and staff is both a core value and a strategic priority.  It’s who they are.  O’Melveny & Myers LLP is an international law firm founded in Los Angeles, California in 1885, and ranked number one on Vault.com’s 2020 lists of “Best Law Firms to Work For,” a ranking of the world’s largest firms based on the  quality of life for attorneys, “Best Law Firms for Diversity,” and “Best Summer Associate Programs.”

Go to the Video HERE.