The lawyers profiled here were all born in the 1970s, a decade when law schools and law firms were just beginning to welcome minorities in significant numbers. The thriving careers of these lawyers — at law firms and in government, academia and public interest — attest to the greater opportunities available to them, as well as to their talents. But progress has been mixed. As Paulette Brown notes in her commentary, the economic crisis of 2008 took a great toll on diversity. And ethnically diverse lawyers still comprise only about 6 percent of equity partners.

EFREN ACOSTA
Fulbright & Jaworski
TAMMY ALBARRÁN
Covington & Burling
CRISTINA ALONSO
Carlton Fields
DAVID BROWN
Paul Weiss
ESTHER CHANG
McDermott Will
DORIS CHENG
Melodia Walkup
JUDE CONCEPCION
Eisai Inc.
SARANG V. DAMLE
U.S. Dept. of Justice
JARET DAVIS
Greenberg Traurig
MARWA ELZANKALY
McManis Faulkner
KYRUS FREEMAN
Holland & Knight
GEJAA T. GOBENA
U.S. Dept. of Justice
BRIAN GUNN
Drinker Biddle
VANITA GUPTA
American Civil Liberties Union
TRACY RICHELLE HIGH
Sullivan & Cromwell
JAMES HO
Gibson Dunn
ROBERT JAMES JR.
DeKalb County, Ga. D.A.
VICTOR JIH
O’Melveny & Myers
CHRISTOPHER KANG
Office of the White House Counsel
CHANTAL KORDULA
Cleary Gottlieb
LEONDRA KRUGER
Office of the Solicitor General
LAUREN LUCAS
Southern Center for Human Rights
BRIAN MATSUI
Morrison & Foerster
AMIT MEHTA
Zuckerman Spaeder
CHI MGBAKO
Fordham Law School
INDRANIL MUKERJI
Fish & Richardson
ANGELA ONWUACHI-WILLIG
Univ. of Iowa Law
MANUEL ORTIZ
Brownstein Hyatt
ARCHIS PARASHARAMI
Mayer Brown
BRENDON PINKARD
Wiley Rein
VERNESSA POLLARD
Arnold & Porter
NAHLA RAJAN
Mitchell Silberberg
ANA REYES
Williams & Connolly
SHIMA ROY
Baker & McKenzie
PHILIPPA SCARLETT
Kirkland & Ellis
KANNON SHANMUGAM
Williams & Connolly
MANISHA SHETH
Quinn Emanuel
AMANDEEP SIDHU
McDermott Will
VIVIAN LEE THOREEN
Holland & Knight
TIMOTHY WU
Columbia Law School, FTC