Royce Akiva is the Director of Legal Recruiting and Marketing at Seward & Kissel. She joined the Firm in 1998. Royce is responsible for formulating and executing attorney and paralegal recruitment and retention strategies at the Firm; running the summer associate program; developing and maintaining the Firm’s continuing legal education program; and working with the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Women’s Initiative Committee to create and implement various programs. Royce also leads the Firm’s marketing initiatives, where she spearheads the development and execution of various Firm events and develops awards and rankings submissions for practice groups across the Firm, among other activities.

Royce received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University, with honors, and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, cum laude. Prior to joining Seward & Kissel, Royce was a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose and Schulte Roth & Zabel.