Geeky Wall Street law firms don’t usually make the style pages. But Cleary Gottlieb has become a fixture on at least a dozen hipster blogs — including gawker.com and jezebel.com — in recent weeks.

As reported in the August issue of The American Lawyer, sparks flew after a Glamour magazine beauty editor spoke at the firm’s women’s luncheon this summer. The editor’s edict that black lawyers avoid Afros and dreadlocks infuriated the firm’s African-American lawyers.

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