Husch Blackwell has hired Quinncy McNeal as pro bono counsel in Houston, a newly created firmwide position. McNeal’s hiring is part of HB Communities for Change, a program aimed at having a positive impact on racial justice.

Litigator McNeal’s task is to lead a firmwide effort to help minority-owned businesses achieve economic success. Margaret Richards, Husch Blackwell’s director of pro bono services, said in a press release that the goal is making a difference that “compounds over time.”