A growing number of law firms are placing a greater reliance on using data to guide their diversity and inclusion efforts, both by more carefully evaluating the success of internal initiatives and by setting clearly delineated goals.

Even before the May 25 murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Fish & Richardson had turned to consultancy Mind Gym to provide more empirical evidence of what was working and what wasn’t as it began work on the second iteration of its diversity and inclusion strategic plan.