Seyfarth's Marlin Duro and Thomas F. Howley were selected to the New York City Bar Association's 2021 Associate Leadership Institute (ALI). The ALI is an ABA award-winning series of high-level development trainings for mid-level and senior associates, which includes keynote speakers, intensive training modules, and networking opportunities.

Seyfarth is a proud sponsor of the New York City Bar Association's Office for Diversity & Inclusion which has run the ALI since 2017. ALI participants are trained on executive presence and communication skills, mentor and sponsor relationships, branding and leadership/management skills and business development. Each curriculum topic includes a fireside chat with senior attorneys who describe the topic in the context of their careers, followed by an intensive workshop with a subject-matter expert who provides actionable strategies for improvement, and then a third component, breakout sessions, where a volunteer attorney or coach facilitates a dialogue with the small groups of participants.

Duro is an associate in Seyfarth's Labor & Employment department. She represents employers in single-plaintiff and multiplaintiff litigation, and provides counseling on various employment matters. Duro joined Seyfarth initially as part of the Labor & Employment department's fellowship program, an innovative training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law. She is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law and Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York.

Howley is an associate in Seyfarth's Labor & Employment department. He represents businesses in litigations, arbitrations, and investigations involving employment discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, consumer protection, unfair competition, and complex commercial disputes. Howley is a graduate of New York Law School and Skidmore College.

Founded in 1870, the New York City Bar Association is a voluntary association of over 25,000 lawyers and law students dedicated to improving the administration of justice and promoting the study of law.