When it comes to diversity in the bar, most of the attention is paid to large law firms. But a New York federal judge is shining the light on plaintiffs firms, ordering two firms serving as co-lead counsel in a securities class action -- Labaton Sucharow and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd -- to "make every effort" to assign at least one minority and one woman to the case. The timing of the order is a little strange, since the firms have already submitted an unopposed motion for a preliminary settlement.
Judge Orders Plaintiffs Firms to Add Minorities and Women to Case
The American Lawyer
September 23, 2010