Mary Ellen Connerty is the Director of Diversity and Engagement at O’Melveny & Myers and is a member of the Firm’s Business Management Team. She is based in New York and is responsible for developing and implementing the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy and initiating and implementing talent development programs. She is also responsible for the firm’s attorney staffing program.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mary Ellen was with Mercer Consulting holding a number of human resource, learning, talent management and diversity leadership positions including Global Leader of Talent Development and Diversity. She also spent three year as a Mercer human capital consultant advising global clients on talent strategy and supporting programs and technology with a particular focus on leadership development and succession planning. Prior to Mercer, Mary Ellen held human resource positions at Chase and ITT.
Mary Ellen received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology, summa cum laude, from Fordham University and her J.D. from Rutgers University. She is designated a Senior Professional in Human Resource (SHRM-SPC) by the Society of Human Resource Management. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar. Mary Ellen was elected to the YWCA-New York City Academy of Women Leaders in 2011.