The lack of minorities and women at the top of Big Law is not a new situation, but the enduring problem is prompting high-profile discrimination claims against firms and has garnered the attention of mainstream media. In this Instant Insights, we examine the problem and how firms are reacting to the spotlight.
Christine Simmons | January 27, 2019
Top lawyers at major companies banded together to craft an ultimatum after seeing "largely male and largely white" new law firm partner classes at Paul Weiss and other firms.
Christine Simmons | January 28, 2019
In an internal email, chairman Brad Karp partly rebutted a New York Times report on the firm's struggles surrounding diversity, writing that its record was "significantly better than our peer firms."
Scott Flaherty | January 09, 2019
Among the findings by the National Association for Legal Placement: Just 4.48 percent of law firm associates were African-American last year.
Caroline Spiezio | January 23, 2019
Paternalism, anger and avoidance from firm lawyers are some of their shared experiences, which also guide in-house counsel's choices when selecting outside attorneys.
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