A stir recently erupted in the securities class action bar after Southern District of New York Judge Harold Baer Jr. issued an order in a case against Gildan Activewear, directing two of the largest firms in the field, Labaton Sucharow and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, to "make every effort" to put at least one woman and one minority lawyer on the case. Plaintiffs lawyers interviewed said they had not heard of other judges making similar orders, and some class action attorneys said Baer is going too far.
Judge's Unusual Order Revives Law Firm Diversity Issue
New York Law Journal
October 28, 2010