Corporate Counsel Push Diversity Despite Downturn

Law360, New York (November 12, 2009, 5:39 PM EST) -- As economic concerns threaten to overshadow diversity initiatives in the U.S. legal community, some of the nation's largest corporations are continuing to make the issue a top priority for their outside law firms.

“If law firms lose their focus on diversity now, do you know what impact that has on our legal groups?” said Paul Chadha, manager in Accenture LLP's legal group, during a Minority Corporate Counsel Association conference Wednesday in New York.

“If this economy changes the way law firms treat diversity issues, in three...
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