Diversity initiative announcements are nearing the point of eye-rolling ubiquity. Companies and law firms have been talking for years about hiring and promoting minorities and women. Yet the majority of executives, legal department leaders and law firm partners are still white males

“The tried-and-true conventional approaches that the legal industry has been following are not working at the rate of progress that we’d like to see,” said Allon Stabinsky, senior vice president and chief deputy general counsel of Intel Corp.