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Lawyers discuss diversity and inclusion in the legal profession at the Big Law Business Diversity and Inclusion Summit in 2016. Photo by Jamie Watts for Big Law Business

Asian Americans Still Face Barriers In Legal Industry

Asian Americans Still Face Barriers In Legal Industry

When Andrew T. Hahn, Sr. took his first job as an Army lawyer in 1986, he was excited to see that one of his bosses in the JAG Corps, Brigadier General John Liu Fugh, was a fellow Asian American. Hahn, who emigrated to the United States with his parents from Korea when he was a

Malvina Longoria, MasterCard’s general counsel for strategy and transformation

What MasterCard’s Law Department is Doing to Help Drive Law Firm Diversity

Article by Yin Wilczek, Bloomberg BNA; Video by RJ Jewell, Bloomberg BNA Diversity matters because it drives innovation, said Malvina Longoria, general counsel, Strategy & Transformation at MasterCard Inc. MasterCard is a signatory to an American Bar Association push to include more women and minorities in the legal profession. Legal services remains one of the


Digging Into Legal Diversity Rankings

For the fourth year in a row, White & Case scored the highest ranking in The American Lawyer’s annual diversity report, which measures the largest U.S. law firms based on the percentage of minority lawyers they have at the firm and in their partner ranks. The report, published in May, showed that White & Case’s

Lawyers discuss diversity and inclusion in the legal profession at the Big Law Business Diversity and Inclusion Summit in 2016. Photo by Jamie Watts for Big Law Business

Law Firms Adopt Policy to Promote Women and Minorities

Under a one year pilot program, thirty U.S. law firms have agreed to adopt a policy that requires them to consider women and minority lawyers when it comes to promoting and hiring talent. Senior in-house lawyers from HP, Facebook, PayPal, American Express, Target, Walmart, Microsoft and other companies have agreed to meet privately with beneficiaries of the

Diversity Symposium IV

4th Diversity Symposium Recap (Videos)

During the 4th Diversity Symposium on May 10, Big Law Business convened an exclusive audience of in-house counsel, committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and seeking solutions. Welcome Remarks Michael MacKay, President, Bloomberg BNA Plus   Leading the Profession: Success Stories Corporate legal departments see the most successful relationships when their goals and

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NYC Bar Diversity Leadership Program Puts Associates at the Helm

The New York City Bar Association is gearing up for a summer leadership training program that hopes to put diversity and inclusion tools in the hands of those who might need it most: associates. Over the course of five Fridays this summer, 50 associates, ranging in experience from fourth years to eighth years, will convene for


Are Big Law Associates Less Concerned With Diversity Than Their Partners?

Young Big Law attorneys say they value diversity and inclusion less than partners, according to survey of Above The Law readers released this week. But is that really the case? In the survey, conducted on the ATL website by legal recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa, 39 percent of associates strongly agreed that diversity should


Top Black Lawyers Share Advice with Young Attorneys of Color

As hundreds of attorneys convened in downtown Chicago last week for the National Summit of Black Women Lawyers, the focus was on the future: mentoring and supporting the next generation of black women entering the legal profession. As a group, black women remain disproportionately underrepresented in Big Law. According to a January report by the

Ricardo Anzaldua.

Deadline for Diversity Issued by Top MetLife Lawyer

Frustrated by the lack of diversity in the legal profession, MetLife’s General Counsel Ricardo Anzaldua is planning to use his $100 million annual legal budget to nudge law firms in the right direction. On April 20, Anzaldua will host lawyers from all over — including up to 75 outside law firms — at MetLife’s Midtown Manhattan

Mary Snapp, corporate vice president of Microsoft Philanthropies, speaks at the Big Law Business D&I Summit in 2015.

Companies Use Diversity Data to Hold Law Firms Accountable

Corporate diversity programs have come a long way since 1999, when Charles Morgan, then-GC of BellSouth Corp., led a group of his peers to sign a statement promising to consider law firm diversity when hiring their outside counsel. Today, legal departments aren’t just asking firms to field diverse groups of attorneys — they’re asking those firms