Associate Jesse-Justin Cuevas is featured in California legal publication, The Recorder, for being named a Finalist as California’s Mentor of the Year.
Cuevas spearheaded the effort to overhaul and redesign Susman Godfrey’s formal mentoring program, which successfully launched in 2021. In addition to leading this initiative and mentoring lawyers within the firm, Cuevas also serves as a mentor to young diverse and female lawyers and students, including Susman Godfrey Prize finalists and winners, Law Clerks for Diversity, students from her alma mater, Northwestern, and high school students in the Los Angeles area through Just the Beginning.
The Recorder profile discusses how Cuevas approached Susman Godfrey leadership seeking to address retention of diverse associates through transforming the firm’s mentorship efforts, the various people and groups Cuevas serves as a mentor for, and what other firms can do to develop their mentor programs. In addition, mentee Anna Coll talks to The Recorder about Cuevas’s mentor style and its impact on her career.
Read the profile here.