Washington, D.C.-headquartered Am Law 100 firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has developed a plan that commits the firm to achieving equality at work for Black lawyers and business professionals by 2025 at the latest. The firm hopes the plan will set a high bar for the industry and keep it accountable to its goals, Arnold & Porter chair Richard Alexander said.

The plan, Alexander said, “moves the needle” on achieving “meaningful change”—both at the firm and across the legal profession. He believes the approval of the plan sets the course for Arnold & Porter to become one of the first major law firms to achieve racial equality.