More than 60 law firms have agreed to tell corporate clients the composition of assigned legal teams by race, gender, ethnicity and sexual preference. For several years, clients have asked firms to sign statements in support of diversifying the profession -- but under the formal agreement, firms will supply hard numbers. For law firms, failure to adequately diversify their teams could mean the difference between retaining business and being dropped in favor of more socially progressive shops.
Law Firms Agree to Give Clients Diversity Data on Legal Teams
New York Law Journal
May 13, 2005