In the wake of lawsuits targeting two Am Law firms’ DEI programs, Florida’s largest firms are stepping carefully around the subject of their own diversity initiatives, an approach that may reflect the contentious politics of their home state—described by Gov. Ron DeSantis as “Where woke goes to die.”

Perkins Coie and Morrison & Foerster are facing lawsuits organized by conservative activist Edward Blum, the architect behind the lawsuit that ended affirmative action in June. The lawsuits claim that “heterosexual and nondisabled applicants are disqualified if they are white” from the firms’ 1L fellowship programs.