At last count, a mere 5.4 percent of partners at U.S. law firms were members of minority groups. For women of color, the figure was fewer than 1.7 percent. But those numbers represent an amazing group of people and a payoff for the firms, law schools and corporations that invested in diversity. The National Law Journal, through readers' nominations as well as its own research, compiled the top 50 most influential minority lawyers in the United States who made an impact during the past five years.
The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America
The National Law Journal
June 2, 2008