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As the legal industry strives to improve its record on diversity, the world’s top-grossing law firm is among those turning to professional help.

Kirkland & Ellis said Tuesday that it had hired Joi Bourgeois as its director of diversity and inclusion from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where New York-based Bourgeois held a parallel position for the last two years.

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Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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