Yakiry Adal

Yakiry Adal

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Yakiry Adal
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Yakiry Adal is the Managing Director of Diversity, Equity + Inclusion at Goodwin. In this role, she focuses on partnering with leadership on the firm’s Black antiracism work, building out a new DEI firmwide education strategy, enhancing the DEI pipeline strategy and sponsorship efforts, advising the on the firm’s affinity group structure and approach, and consulting with the Life Sciences and Business Law department specialties groups.

Yakiry joined the firm in 2021. Prior to joining Goodwin, she was the Director of Talent & Inclusion at Stroock, where she headed the firm’s Diversity, Professional Development, and Student Recruiting functions. Yakiry is a results-driven leader with an aptitude for advancing cultural change initiatives who’s worked in attorney recruiting, professional development, and inclusion for over 18 years.

Yakiry is an active member ALFDP, NALP, and PDC.

Yakiry is a graduate of Columbia University, where she received her MA in Organizational Psychology and holds a BS in Political Science and Psychology from Fordham University.



MAOrganizational Psychology

Columbia University

BSPolitical Science and Psychology

Fordham University