When it comes to diversity in the bar, most of the attention is paid to large law firms. But a New York federal judge appears intent on shining the light on plaintiffs firms.

In an order signed on Monday (pdf), Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Harold Baer ordered two firms serving as co-lead counsel in a securities class action against Gildan Activewear — Labaton Sucharow and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd — to “make every effort” to assign at least one minority and one woman to the case.

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