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The lack of minorities and women at the top of Big Law is not a new situation, but the enduring problem is prompting high-profile discrimination claims against firms and has garnered the attention of mainstream media. In this Instant Insights, we examine the problem and how firms are reacting to the spotlight.

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Right to left: Brad Karp, Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; Laurie Robinson Haden, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, CBS Corporation; and Zachary Carter, Corporation Counsel, City of New York, at a panel titled “Getting on Equal Footing: Promoting Women’s Equality Through Business Development and Advancement Strategies” at the New York State Bar Association conference at the New York Hilton on Jan. 15, 2018. Photo: David Handschuh/NYLJ.

After close scrutiny of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in The New York Times, the firm’s chairman, Brad Karp, in a firmwide email Sunday took issue with the newspaper’s portrayal and told partners and employees that the firm’s diversity record has exceeded its peer firms.

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Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons writes about the New York legal community and the business of law. Email her at [email protected] and find her on Twitter @chlsimmons

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