After being blasted over safety issues, car-sharing company Uber Technologies Inc. revised its policy on employee background checks earlier this year. Now, it is facing a class action from a former driver claiming its procedures violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
While minorities make up 15.1 percent of the lawyers at the firms in the survey, they are 9.7 percent of the partners and only 8.2 percent of the equity partners. Those percentages are slightly higher than the statistics for the same firms for 2013 when the numbers were 14.3 percent, 9.5 percent and 7.8 percent, respectively.
Alfonso Kennard hired Myron May, a former Texas big-firm lawyer who died after being killed by police during a Florida State University campus shooting. "This wasn't anything that anyone could have foreseen as a possibility," Kennard said of May.