Caren Ulrich Stacy

Lead Advisor on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Caren Ulrich Stacy is the Lead Advisor on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, working with senior leaders to shape practices and policies that support and sustain inclusive hiring, development, and advancement systems at the agency.

Ms. Ulrich Stacy is a talent and behavioral science expert with more than 20 years of experience as the head of recruitment, development, and diversity for several of the world’s top law firms. After co-founding Lawyer Metrics, which pioneered a data-driven approach to talent recruitment and development, she created Diversity Lab and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Diversity Lab focuses on cultivating, inclusivity, and diversity in the leadership ranks of law firms, legal departments, and government agencies through the use of data, science, technology, and design-thinking.

In addition to her work with the Lab, Ms. Ulrich Stacy currently serves on the Legal Advisory Committee for the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League. Other recent leadership roles included serving on the Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Commission on Improving the Legal Profession and as a Judicial Performance Commissioner to evaluate judges in the 20th Judicial District in Colorado. She also previously served as Vice President of Policy in San Francisco and then as President in Silicon Valley for the U.S. National Committee for the UN Women Board of Directors. In 2019, she was selected by members of Congress to assist with the Congressional Black Caucus task force on increasing diversity in law and tech.

As a result of her leadership in these areas, Ms. Ulrich Stacy has received many national honors, including the National Association of Legal Professionals Mark of Distinction, the InnovAction Award by the College of Law Practice Management, the Corporate Counsel Innovator Award, the American Bar Association Golden Hammer Award, and Legal Momentum's Women of Achievement Award. She was also elected as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and selected as one of the inaugural 10 Tory Burch Foundation Fellows.

Ms. Ulrich Stacy has contributed to over 250 presentations and publications on talent management and authored several highly regarded books, including “Loyalty by Design: A Practical Guide for Developing an Effective Attorney Integration Program” (National Association for Law Placement Inc., 2005).