The tragedy of George Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer has spurred a renewed conversation about who we are as a country. In the legal sphere, we are seeing members of the community come together and look inward, asking what they can do to better confront racism and inequality. At ALM, our reporters and editors have interviewed diverse law firm leaders, general counsel and law deans, as well as allies, about where the blindspots are and where we go from here. A collection of some of that coverage, along with photography from the protests and spot news, is below.
Dylan Jackson | September 13, 2021
Before the launch of this round, many in Diversity Lab were worried that the pandemic would discourage participation.
Renee Nunley Smith | August 27, 2021
As firms and companies focus on weathering an ongoing pandemic, diversity efforts should not be set aside as a problem for another day.
Nicole D. Galli | August 30, 2021
Against this backdrop, folks focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the legal profession are also worried about the impact on DEI efforts in the profession.
Hugo Guzman | August 30, 2021
"Time will certainly tell what kind of impact the ongoing pandemic will have on diversity in our industry," Wanji Walcott says.
Samantha Joseph | August 17, 2021
“When I think of mentorship, I really think that I want to lighten the load of people who are coming behind me, and not make them have to … relearn the things that I've already learned, and really show young people how to navigate and be successful in the legal field," said Kasowitz Benson Torres partner Nefertiti J. Alexander.
Dylan Jackson | August 19, 2021
Working in Wilmer Hale's anti-discrimination practice group "makes me feel less like it’s something that I can just do to pay my loans and move on," one associate said.
Samantha Joseph | August 17, 2021
"You need to find a way to do it," he said.
Trudy Knockless | August 10, 2021
When looking solely at the gender composition in the Fortune 1000, the numbers are increasing at a more rapid pace, according to the Minority Corporate Counsel Association's 2020 General Counsel Survey.
Hugo Guzman | August 04, 2021
The new general counsel, Sean Pittman, noted COVID-19, health care and wealth disparities, police brutality and voter suppression as issues that underline the importance of the National Bar Association.
Dylan Jackson | August 04, 2021
Big Law firms such as Shearman & Sterling and Willkie Farr & Gallagher are increasingly bringing in AI companies into their recruiting process.
Cedra Mayfield | August 09, 2021
The founder and CEO is Marcie Dickson. And ex-American Bar Association President Linda Klein is among Alterity Resolution Services' 15 founding members.
Dylan Jackson | August 02, 2021
The stagnation in Black attorney head count growth comes as overall minority numbers have inched up and as the legal industry has put a considerable focus on improving diversity in the profession.
Lizzy McLellan | July 27, 2021
Traditional methods of assigning work to lawyers "can lead to this initial inequality that just gets more entrenched and more severe over time," Diversity Lab's Lisa Kirby said.
Zack Needles | July 28, 2021
In a recent message to the company's outside counsel, BASF General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Matt Lepore said remote work flexibility "has become an important D&I topic," adding that the pandemic created "an inflection point for us to embrace a new way of working that fosters, not hinders, diversity and inclusion."
Simon Lock | July 26, 2021
Many of the UK’s largest law firms have quietly fallen short of their own stated diversity targets according to an in-depth analysis.
Avalon Zoppo | July 12, 2021
The House Judiciary Committee is exploring ways to diversify federal courts through the judicial selection process.
Varsha Patel | July 09, 2021
The internship will not require participants to wear formal outfits or have their own laptops.
Dan Clark | July 01, 2021
“It helps you see the legal questions from both sides and be able to provide clients with practical legal advice," said Laura Bautista, of the Association of Corporate Counsel Greater Philadelphia.
Karen Sloan | July 01, 2021
The American Bar Association is scheduled to consider a slate of changes to its diversity and inclusions standards in August.
Jacqueline Thomsen | August 27, 2021
“Appointing Black United States Attorneys at this critical juncture in the history of the department will signal a sincere commitment to diversity and inclusion,” reads the letter from the DOJ Association of Black Attorneys.
Dylan Jackson | June 29, 2021
"Including staff was something the firms really wanted. Senior level staff play an increasingly important role in running firms," Kirby says.
Karen Sloan | June 24, 2021
Recent data from the American Bar Association has cast new attention on longstanding racial gaps in bar passage rates. Experts say the problem can be addressed if regulators are willing to adopt new approaches.
Hugo Guzman | June 23, 2021
“Especially given the client space and conversations we’re having, I would think the vast majority of companies and law departments have a plan to increase diversity,” Major Lindsey & Africa's Greg Richter said.
Sarah Tincher-Numbers | June 17, 2021
What do corporate legal departments expect of their outside counsel when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts? The answer to that isn't one-size-fits-all, but in short: a lot more than they used to.
Dylan Jackson | June 17, 2021
"I don’t think money is going to be the answer to retaining diverse lawyers," Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiter Merle Vaughn said.
Dylan Jackson | June 08, 2021
Roughly 31% of Black lawyers said they have contemplated suicide during their professional career, far and above the 19% of white respondents that said the same.
Rochelle Gumapac | June 04, 2021
The work to increase diversity and effectuate real change has begun but because it will be hard and long-term, even generational, firms should use all the tools available to them to make it happen.
Dylan Jackson | May 26, 2021
Firms are encouraging lawyers and staff to volunteer or do pro bono work in honor of the day.
Richard Binder | May 28, 2021
The panel that convened on the anniversary of George Floyd's murder agreed that the DEI needle still has a lot of moving to do.
Michael A. Mora | May 28, 2021
"There are inventive things judges can do in cases, like the ability to use a traditional notion of appointing leadership in an MDL, but thinking more creatively and broadly of who can be a member of that leadership," said U.S. District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg.
Patrick Smith | May 27, 2021
“I think there is a lot of desire to do this work and address racial inequity, but not as much willingness to actually take action to make change,” one diversity professional said.
Sixteen law firms on the 2021 Diversity Scorecard, nine of which are in the Am Law 200, do not have any Black attorneys in their partnerships.
Dylan Jackson | May 25, 2021
The death of George Floyd caused law firm leaders to speak out about racial justice. And they've continued to do so on other issues such as election interference and voting rights.
Patrick Smith | May 24, 2021
As a wave of attention on racial and social justice issues spread through the country and the world, law firms managed to make progress on diversity despite the pandemic.
Lizzy McLellan | May 25, 2021
"It really is the first large-scale program with economic consequences," Leila Hock, Diversity Lab's director of legal department partnerships and inclusion initiatives, said.
Jane Wester | May 20, 2021
"One of the challenges that I’m anticipating but also looking forward to is being involved with culture change," said Lewis.
Karen Sloan | May 17, 2021
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has named the inaugural recipients of the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program, a $40 million initiative to foster the next generation of Black civil rights attorneys.
Karen Sloan | May 13, 2021
By the fall, 14% of law schools will have Black women in the dean's suite.
Karen Sloan | May 17, 2021
A requirement that law schools train students in "bias, racism and cross-cultural competency" is among a slate of changes to the law school accreditation standards that the American Bar Association is weighing.
Justin Henry | May 04, 2021
“The problem with diversity in recruiting is that not enough recruiters are actually making an effort to promote diverse candidates,” recruiter Merle Vaughn said.
Karen Sloan | May 05, 2021
The arm of the ABA that oversees law schools is set to consider a slate of changes intended to foster diversity, student well-being, and professional development.
Varsha Patel | April 27, 2021
A stream of changes have been announced by law firms one after another, mirroring the well-known NQ pay war.
Cheryl Miller | April 23, 2021
"I'm not a self-professed leader," Jenkins said. "But people don't always understand that the paucity of African American judges puts you in a very unique position. So I'm not unaccustomed to being called upon by members of my community, being looked to for inspiration. That's been almost all of my career."
Dylan Jackson | April 26, 2021
An ABA survey has found that women and minority attorneys have disproportionately suffered in the pandemic.
Jennifer W. Karpchuk and Alissa Gipson | April 09, 2021
Emphasizing diversity and inclusion promotes the consideration of candidates based on their potential benefit to the firm, rather than the natural trend of choosing individuals most like those already working at the firm.
Alaina Lancaster | April 08, 2021
Torrey McClary and Ranee Adipat, who joined Ropes & Gray from King & Spalding share why it's still meaningful to have female leadership in 2021 and how COVID-19 could affect health care transactions.
Frank Ready | March 31, 2021
The Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation “Courageous Conversations #StopAsianHate” webinar shined a light on some of the different stereotypes that Asian American legal professionals encounter in the workplace.
Max Mitchell | April 02, 2021
"It's not rocket science. You have to look forward to the next generation," Denise Smyler, the former GC of Pennsylvania, said.
Sophia Lee | April 02, 2021
It was the tragic events of March 16 in the Greater Atlanta area—where eight people were shot and killed, six of whom were women of Asian descent—that have at last focused the national spotlight on the increasing reports of violence against members of the AAPI community.
Katheryn Tucker | April 01, 2021
Reed Smith global managing partner Alexander "Sandy" Thomas and litigation and dispute resolution department global chair Peter Ellis said the events of 2020 led them to create a Racial Equity Action Plan to help the firm, its communities and clients heal and make a lasting impact.
Jacqueline Thomsen | March 30, 2021
“This list powerfully affirms that nominees who are racially diverse and whose professional background reflects a broad range of practice are available to serve on the federal bench," said Sherrilyn Ifill, the president and director-counsel of the NAACP LDF.
Jacqueline Thomsen | March 30, 2021
Biden's first slate of judges include a number of historic picks, including a nominee to be the first Muslim American judge appointed in the U.S.
Jacqueline Thomsen | March 30, 2021
Out of the 11 nominees—the most unveiled by a president by this point of his term in recent history—nine are women, and four have backgrounds as public defenders. A number of others have Big Law experience, including two nominees who are currently working at large firms.
Jacqueline Thomsen | March 25, 2021
“I feel there's a cost when voices are missing from the room,” one judge testified. “That cost is not theoretical. It is real. Diversity makes for a better judiciary, and that in turn helps fulfill our promise of justice for all.”
Victoria Hudgins | March 24, 2021
In a Q&A, Justis Connection founder and CEO Kisha Brown discusses growing her Black lawyer network, the challenges of creating relationships with corporate legal departments and how most legal marketplaces miss the mark on diversity.
Karen Sloan | March 24, 2021
A record number of first-ever Black editors-in-chief of flagship law reviews will likely prompt more diverse law students to seek leadership roles and will help expand the authors and topics that get published.
Patrick Smith | March 19, 2021
"That we are now grieving lives lost was too easy to predict," Akin Gump chairwoman Kim Koopersmith said.
Robert Storace | March 23, 2021
"Only a movement creates change. Moments do nothing," attorney Dan Brody said. "It's on us to use these moments to create a movement."
Amanda Bronstad | March 03, 2021
U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs instructed lawyers to consider a diverse team to lead about 20 lawsuits against Blackbaud. Five weeks later, she followed through.
Karen Sloan | March 18, 2021
The number of Black editors-in-chief at flagship law reviews was fairly stagnant until 2013. This year, eight top law reviews have elected their first-ever Black editor.
Phillip Bantz | March 23, 2021
"How many in the community, myself included, have had to have difficult conversations with our parents, about their safety and strategies, to make sure they’re as safe as possible?" said Lynn Whitcher, GC at San Diego-based tech and telecom firm MD7.
Katheryn Tucker | February 25, 2021
“It’s not about going to top law schools and only recruiting attorneys of color, but using your resources as global law firms, and partnering with practitioners like Lee, and providing your ... services, and frankly, your army of lawyers to actually work hard to effectuate change," said Reed Smith partner Rizwan Qureshi on why his firm joined forces with civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt.
Jessica L. Mazzeo and Rasheda Stewart | February 16, 2021
In order to truly rebuild in a way that history will not again repeat itself, we need to respond appropriately to the many tragic lessons we learned in 2020.
Zack Needles | February 15, 2021
It's become painfully clear that the lack of diversity at large law firms is self-inflicted—the product of an antiquated and homogenized notion of who qualifies as "Big Law material." The question now is: can large law firms permanently change this mindset?
Sophie Deering | February 17, 2021
While diversity is something that all industries should be striving to achieve to ensure equality in the workforce, this is especially important in the legal industry.
Frank Ready | February 18, 2021
Legal departments are attempting to hold outside providers accountable for improving the diversity and inclusion on display within their ranks. However, many in-house teams may still be in the early stages of harvesting the data necessary to effectively track those efforts while also attempting to seek out new, minority-owned providers to engage.
Zach Warren | February 11, 2021
Amidst this new rush to measure diversity, it's also worth asking the question: What data should the legal industry actually be measuring?
Raychel Lean | February 09, 2021
"I think it's time that we call up our allies and we ask them to lead the fight, not necessarily follow," Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas said.
Brenda Sapino Jeffreys | February 02, 2021
For women associates of color especially, the needle is moving so slow that "just doesn’t bode well for partner numbers down the road," NALP executive director James Leipold said.
Christine Simmons | January 07, 2021
Among law firm clients and in corporate boardrooms, a different set of diversity standards is taking shape.
Diversity leaders at three Am Law 200 firms open up about their jobs, the industry’s biggest challenges and what makes them optimistic.
Catherine Smith and Trina Jones | December 08, 2020
This nation's lack of Black women in the federal judiciary is not due to a lack of talent but, rather, due to a lack of imagination and political will among those in power.
Katheryn Tucker | December 11, 2020
"I have a commitment to the fair application of justice, first in my role as chief justice but also to leave a legacy to those who follow in my path," said retiring Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson.
Dan Roe | November 24, 2020
From his earliest days, Robert Grey, a 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, has been a tenacious advocate for equality.
Ross Todd | November 19, 2020
“The reality is that race, unfortunately, in America still matters. I wish it were not an issue, but it is,” said U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, speaking as part of a National Judicial College panel.
Dan Clark | November 23, 2020
Without the client push, origination credits are unlikely to change, and diversity efforts will suffer.
Jonathan Ringel | November 13, 2020
Over 46 years Larry Thompson has been elected King & Spalding's first Black partner, led fights against terrorism and corporate crime for President George W. Bush and served as the top lawyer for PepsiCo.
Samantha Joseph | November 10, 2020
"Typically, as minorities, we are tasked with making people feel better about their white guilt, rather than understanding their implicit bias," said Nadine Girault, who is now chief assistant public defender, soon to transition to executive chief public defender of Broward County, Florida.
Dan Clark | October 27, 2020
In-house attorneys at Intel and U.S. Bank, along with the CEO of Diversity Lab, discussed ways to partner with and pressure law firms to reach diversity goals during the Women Influence Power & in Law Conference on Tuesday.
Robert Storace | November 06, 2020
The May killing of George Floyd sparked outrage and led to protests throughout the world. Connecticut attorneys also spoke out and formed a policing task force aimed at addressing the concerns of all stakeholders.
Karen Sloan | October 21, 2020
New figures on entry-level lawyers hiring from the National Association for Law Placement reveal that slightly more than 62% of 2019's Black law graduates secured jobs that require a J.D., compared with 80% of white law graduates.
Zack Needles | October 05, 2020
From continually crowding around the same shallow well for new hires to perpetuating ineffective and exclusionary professional development methods, the recently heightened scrutiny of Big Law's diversity efforts has laid bare the fact that too many law firms insist on doing things the way they've always done them—even after it's become abundantly clear those ways don't work.
Zack Needles | October 12, 2020
One upside to the increased focus on how law firms are getting diversity wrong is the increased flow of ideas regarding how to get it right.
Gail S. Tusan | November 02, 2020
My father has helped me to adopt a balanced perspective on the pros and cons of defunding the police, and we together, through listening to each other, were able to reach consensus on what must change in terms of citizen/police encounters and a framework for a properly funded, accountable police presence in American cities, communities and neighborhoods.
Vanessa M. Kelly | October 21, 2020
Over a 21-day period, participants perform one action to understand how issues of power, privilege, oppression and equity impact society. The action may be a reading, listening to podcasts, watching videos, or observations, as a way to form and deepen community connections.
Samantha Joseph | September 29, 2020
“When you talk about microaggressions, it seems so innocent and harmless. But it’s the repeated nature of hearing similar comments or expectations or questions that really ultimately impact the receiver of those comments.”
The Yale Law School Black Law Students Association Executive Board '20-'21 | August 31, 2020
Our school has shown us time and time again that they are more than willing to engage in performative activism, offer wide smiles and empty promises, write us eloquent paragraphs with meaningless words, and claim to fight for equality, as long as it is convenient for them.
Dylan Jackson | August 24, 2020
Big Law is failing Black lawyers. The stories of those who have left can help explain why.
Patrick Smith | September 04, 2020
George Floyd's tragic death has pushed firms to confront their shortcomings on racial equality. The under-examined Black partner lateral market could see some changes as a result.
Karen Sloan | September 18, 2020
Jasmine Caruthers and A.C. Parham, both students at the University of South Carolina Law School, said their pro bono work researching the use of no-knock warrants on behalf of the lawyers representing Breonna Taylor's family was eye-opening.
Dan Clark | September 17, 2020
"Our participation in Ethisphere’s Equity and Social Justice Initiative will help us maintain our commitment to being an anti-racist company over the long term," Tony West, Uber's chief legal officer, said in an email to Corporate Counsel.
Dan Packel | August 19, 2020
Firms such Wachtell, Paul Weiss, Freshfields and Winston & Strawn are guiding clients toward ESG goals.
Phillip Bantz | September 10, 2020
“We’re really looking for ways to mobilize as many attorneys as possible in the fight for social justice," said Traci Love, executive director of Lawyers for Good Government Foundation, which created the initiative.
Eugene Pettis | July 02, 2020
The weight of this issue requires full engagement toward change. Authentic conversations have the power to peel back the layers of hurt and pain in one’s life, to clear away the historical harm that has calcified through avoidance and neglect.
Catherine Wilson | August 07, 2020
The newly installed president of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association recalls being rattled when he was stopped by police and wants to use his experience as a vehicle for change.
Erica Silverman | August 18, 2020
“To join a corporate firm, I would want to know that Black and brown attorneys are needed and valued, because they increase the talent pool, not just fill a quota or create an impression of diversity,” said James Smith, 23, a second-year law student at Temple University from Northeast Philadelphia.
Amanda Bronstad | August 17, 2020
Data gathered by Law.com shows very little progress in ethnic diversity of MDL leadership teams: only 5% of appointments, on average, went to lawyers who identified as “nonwhite” in MDLs created from 2016 through 2019.
Dylan Jackson | August 13, 2020
The firm's pro bono work for the conference is one of the most prominent examples of a big firm seeking to take a more active role in racial justice issues.
Grace Speights of Morgan Lewis and Tara Elliott of Latham & Watkins discuss the current landscape and the conversations they’re having about race.
Albert S. Dandridge III | July 03, 2020
Hallmark does not make a card to assuage this pain. Godiva does not make anything to combat this bitter taste. There are no floral arrangements to hide what we saw. There is no elevator music to mask what we heard.
Phillip Bantz | July 07, 2020
"It is one of those crucible, fulcrum moments that come around every 20 or 30 years."
Angela Onwuachi-Willig, dean of Boston University School of Law, and Danielle Conway, dean of Penn State Dickinson Law, say it’s time for meaningful change at law schools.
Erica Silverman | June 30, 2020
"I found more fulfillment working with startups and small businesses, and especially leveraging my expertise to help Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs."
Zack Needles | June 16, 2020
On Thursday, the Association of American Law Schools launched the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project with the stated goal of establishing commitment to "a sustained Antiracist agenda," beginning with "The Listening Phase": "Before we begin to lead as a group in working to address systemic racism, it is critical to listen to the voices of Black deans, indigenous deans, and other deans personally impacted by police violence."
Dan Packel | July 02, 2020
Diversity Lab CEO Caren Ulrich Stacy had worried that participation would drop as firms focused their attention on the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis. But the result was quite the opposite.
Ryland West, Diego M. Radzinschi and John Disney | June 03, 2020
As protests sparked by the death of George Floyd took place around the country, ALM photographers were on the ground capturing the events as they unfolded across three cities.
A. Michael Pratt | June 18, 2020
Greenberg Traurig litigation partner A. Michael Pratt pens a letter to his son upon his college graduation. Typically a time to celebrate, current events weigh heavy on their minds.
Karen Sloan | June 23, 2020
This week's Ahead of the Curve examines the seeming disconnect between Black law students who feel their schools aren't doing enough to end racial injustice, and law deans who say the academy is reckoning with race like never before.
David Thomas | June 22, 2020
After Dorsey & Whitney ended its prosecutorial relationship with the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office, will other firms reconsider their role in the system?
Phillip Bantz | June 15, 2020
“We know of no other instance when two premiere C-suite organizations like ours have formed an alliance,” said ACC president and CEO Veta Richardson.
Karen Sloan | June 18, 2020
Black law students groups at 17 schools in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey have signed an open letter to their deans asking them to take concrete steps toward racial justice.
Amanda Bronstad | June 16, 2020
Gilford, a partner at Sidley Austin in Los Angeles who works with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said racism cuts across all African Americans. "We’re not protected by our status as professionals," she said.
A. Scott Bolden, D.C. managing partner of Reed Smith, and Ben Wilson, chairman of Beveridge & Diamond, discuss their own experiences with racism, how they practice authentic leadership and their hopes for greater understanding and inclusion in the legal profession and the nation beyond.
Dylan Jackson | June 03, 2020
Black attorneys and legal industry leaders recounted their own experiences with racism and their hopes for the future.
Orlando R. Richmond, Sr. | June 08, 2020
Butler Snow partner Orlando R. Richmond Sr. explains the three top reasons lawyers of color are minimized and ultimately leave law firms and what steps firms should take to turn the situation around.
Donald Prophete | June 08, 2020
Will self-described supporters of diversity and opportunity in the profession finally step-up and engage in meaningful efforts to address the lack of accessibility to meaningful work, business and opportunities for Black and other minority lawyers?
Amanda Bronstad | June 10, 2020
For Ward, a principal at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles and African American, the issue of racial justice is personal.
CJ Donald | June 09, 2020
"If we waste this moment, we will certainly be here again, talking past each other, waiting for future generations to cure the ills of our society," CJ Donald says in laying out very specific steps firms can take to improve the trajectory of diverse lawyers and staff.
Vivia Chen | June 11, 2020
Lauren Skerrett says the reaction from Kirkland & Ellis has been positive after she wrote about the choice between keeping silent or getting "blackballed" at big corporate firms.
Dan Packel | June 08, 2020
Despite a $5 million commitment from Kirkland & Ellis, law firms are no match for corporate America when it comes to pledging dollars. But firms' pro bono capabilities can amplify their impact.
ALM Staff | June 18, 2020
In the days after George Floyd's death, some firms have pledged donations to racial justice groups or have committed to take up other actions. We have compiled excerpts of statements here.
Robert Grey | June 11, 2020
With 10,000-strong of its trainees in the market, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity is hopeful this recession will have less of an impact on minorities than the Great Recession. LCLD president Robert Grey recaps what leaders of member organizations are doing to make sure that's the case.
Krishnan Nair | June 09, 2020
The global movement is a call for meaningful, long-term change to the establishment—of which law firms are fully paid up members.
Bryan Parker | June 02, 2020
As a black CEO and former Big Law M&A lawyer, Bryan Parker offers practical tips on what law firms and the legal industry need to do to facilitate meaningful change.
Paul Weiss' Brad Karp said he wants to form “a consortium of leading law firms and public interest organizations” across the U.S. to help achieve racial justice and eradicate systemic racism.
Dan Clark | June 04, 2020
“It can be challenging to bring your whole self to work. It is not easy to pretend it is business as usual,” June Baldwin, senior vice president and general counsel of the Public Media Group of Southern California, said. “This is an atrocity that shows America has never lived up to its promise.”
Phillip Bantz | June 01, 2020
"We didn’t think of this necessarily as a political issue,” said Minority Corporate Counsel Association chair Stuart Alderoty, general counsel of fintech firm Ripple Labs Inc.
Marcia Coyle | June 09, 2020
"Although we recognize that our police officers are often asked to make split-second decisions, we expect them to do so with respect for the dignity and worth of black lives," Judge Henry Floyd of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit wrote for Tuesday's unanimous panel.
Jacqueline Thomsen | June 04, 2020
“In many respects, the pandemic has helped to just rip the Band-Aid off and make more visible the racial fault lines that exist in America,” said Kristen Clarke, president of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Mike Scarcella | June 05, 2020
"Recent events have brought to the forefront of our collective consciousness a painful fact that is, for too many of our citizens, common knowledge: the injustices faced by black Americans are not relics of the past," the justices of the Washington Supreme Court said.
Ryan Tarinelli | June 09, 2020
Jeh Johnson, a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, will lead the evaluation, according to DiFiore's statement. Johnson is a former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
David Thomas | June 03, 2020
As protests sparked by George Floyd's death continue, the firm is ending its 40-year practice of sending associates to help the city prosecute misdemeanors, saying the cases disproportionately affect black communities. Will other law firms follow its lead?
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