Microsoft is announcing a diversity initiative that will give bonuses to outside counsel based on their inclusion of minority and women attorneys. The unique plan applies to Microsoft's 17 so-called Premier Preferred Provider law firms, which collectively receive about $150 million in fees from the technology giant each year. The plan also enables Microsoft's in-house lawyers to receive bonuses based on improvements that the law firms make in their diversity numbers.
Microsoft to Offer Counsel Diversity Bonuses
The National Law Journal
July 21, 2008