Minority Lawyers On Why They Left BigLaw

Law360 (June 17, 2018, 10:02 PM EDT) -- The ascent to BigLaw partnership is a slog for any young attorney, but for those who are racial minorities, the path, if there is one at all, can be distinctly nonlinear.

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP white collar partner Nadira Clarke is the rare female minority attorney to lead its litigation practice in D.C. and also sit on its board of directors and executive committee. But it took years of building experience at the Justice Department and some early false starts at firms before she cemented her place in corporate law.

"One of the things that helped me be where I am...

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