Diversity among more than 200 of the largest law firms in the country remained nearly flat between 2015 and 2016, our annual report on law firm diversity shows. A number of general counsel, fed up with that stagnation, have implemented programs aimed at pushing law firms to real action.
Overview: Meet the GCs Who May Finally Move the Needle on Diversity
General counsel are done with dangling carrots when it comes to improving outside counsel’s diversity efforts. They’ve moved to the stick, with some GCs withholding fees from firms that don’t meet their diversity requirements. Programs like this, coming from some of the country’s largest companies, are not always met with positivity.
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