James Chosy is general counsel of US Bank, which is a member of Diversity Lab’s Move the Needle Fund. Chosy is an active voice in the in-house community on the issues of diversity in the profession and testing new ways to improve diversity both in law departments and law firms. In advance of speaking on this topic at our Legal Business Strategy conference at Legalweek NY next month, we checked in with Chosy about how outside counsel can get his attention and why this latest effort by GCs to improve diversity will have better success.

The American Lawyer: What do you hope to see change within law firms as a result of your and others’ involvement in the Move the Needle Fund and how will you help achieve that result?