Law firms that pack their lower ranks with minorities and women while leaving white men in charge may soon find the nation's biggest retailer a tough customer. Wal-Mart has told its top 100 law firms that at least one person of color and one woman must be among the top five relationship attorneys handling its business. Wal-Mart's new policy, which echoes statements made by top lawyers at other major companies, signals a growing determination by corporate legal departments to pressure outside counsel.
Wal-Mart Demands Diversity in Law Firms
July 6, 2005