From left, BCW President & CEO Marsha Gordon, Ambassador of the Year Melissa G. Andrieux of Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, LLP, BCW Senior Director of Membership & Programs Linda Tyler, and BCW Chairman Jamie Schutzer. Photo courtesy of the BCW.

Melissa G. Andrieux Receives BCW’s Prestigious Ambassador of the Year Award

Melissa G. Andrieux, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Client Relations Officer for the law firm of Dorf Nelson & Zauderer, LLP, has been awarded the BCW’s prestigious Ambassador of the Year Award. The award was presented at the BCW’s Annual New Year Blast held on January 10 at the Surf Club in New Rochelle.

Andrieux is an experienced litigator who leverages her background in law to lead Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives. She is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategy to attract, recruit, and retain talent and to foster a firmwide culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging. She also consults and assists firm clients and other businesses with the development of their own diversity and inclusion programming and related initiatives. As a leading DEIB professional, Andrieux is regularly called upon to share her insights through speaking engagements and magazine features. 

 Andrieux also serves as the firm’s Chief Client Relations Officer, tapping into her extensive experience in marketing, business development, and recruitment to drive business growth within the firm. Outside of the firm, she serves as an Ambassador to the BCW, as well as a Board Member of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (WWBA) and co-chair of the WWBA’s DEI Committee.

 Andrieux received her B.S. from St. John’s University and her J.D. from New York Law School. Before joining Dorf Nelson & Zauderer LLP, she was an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York, and a civil litigator at a New York-based litigation firm. 

 The BCW’s Ambassador Program was created 18 years ago and has become one of the BCW’s signature programs. Longtime BCW members volunteer their time, energy, and expertise to mentor and guide new members through their first year of membership. Ambassadors attend all of BCW events and their responsibilities include welcoming members at every program and event we offer. Every member who joins the BCW is partnered with an Ambassador.

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