Having already grilled its outside counsel about their diversity once, Accenture is preparing to test them again. And this time the consulting giant is threatening to dump law firms that don’t come up with the right answers.

Two years ago, New York-based Accenture asked the 40 firms on its preferred provider list to fill out a lengthy diversity questionnaire. The company asked for the number of ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, and women at the entire firm, on management committees, among student and lateral recruits, and among those attorneys working on Accenture matters.

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