By Alaina Lancaster | Zack Needles | September 29, 2023
In this week's Legal Speak episode, Yusuf Zakir, Davis Wright Tremaine's chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, speaks to what it's like to be a DEI leader at a time when the topic is under legal fire.
By Dan Roe | September 20, 2023
A New York State Bar report from a group of Big Law partners, corporate lawyers and academics focuses on methods of enhancing diversity that won't leave organizations vulnerable to legal risks.
By Justin Henry | September 19, 2023
"We know that diverse teams make better decisions and our clients expect that of us," said Alan York, a Houston-based appellate partner at the firm.
By Amie Santos | September 19, 2023
DEI professionals are focused on a lot more than many may realize, says diversity consultant Amie Santos.
By Dan Roe | September 14, 2023
In the face of scrutiny, some law firms may even be holding off on implementing DEI programming—a move diversity experts say could cause more harm than good.
By Dan Roe | August 23, 2023
The lawsuits filed this week take particular aim at language contained in the firms' diversity fellowship applications that conservative legal activist Edward Blum's group views as exclusionary against its "white, nondisabled heterosexual man" client.
By Dan Roe | August 9, 2023
Three major law firms have announced the formation of industry groups to address rising DEI scrutiny in the wake of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.
By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys | August 8, 2023
The survey sponsored by the National Bar Institute also finds that Black woman lawyers "feel the burden" of having to educate co-workers on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
By Alaina Lancaster | Zack Needles | August 4, 2023
Clients are pushing law firms to disclose more and more diversity-related information in order to earn their business, according to Lloyd Freeman, chief diversity officer at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.
By Andrew Maloney | August 1, 2023
For the firms on this year's A-List ranking of the most well-rounded members of the Am Law 200, one key to success is embracing change.
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