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Nelson Mullins' DEI director Kat Taylor. (Courtesy photo) Kat Taylor, Nelson Mullins’ diversity equity and inclusion director. (Courtesy photo)

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Dickinson Wright are the latest Am Law 200 firms to hire their first dedicated diversity equity and inclusion directors, a position becoming standard in Big Law in the wake of the racial justice protests.

At Dickinson Wright, the firm this week said it hired Chicago-based Jake McMillian, who previously held diversity roles at Perkins Coie and Littler Mendelson. He most recently served as an assistant director of recruitment and outreach at the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School.

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Meredith Hobbs

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at [email protected] or 404.419.2837. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs.

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