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Law360's Pro Say: What BigLaw Should Do About Diversity

Law360 (June 17, 2018, 8:02 PM EDT) -- For years law firms have had programs aimed at increasing attorney diversity, but nothing is working. On this week's Pro Say podcast we take a look at our latest survey of diversity at law firms, and unpack what experts say are the things that could actually move the needle on this issue.

Each week on Pro Say, Law360 staffers Amber McKinney, Bill Donahue and Alex Lawson bring you inside the newsroom and break down what you need to know about key legal developments.

Despite decades of industrywide initiatives, movement up the partnership ladder has stagnated for minority attorneys. According to our latest survey of the largest U.S. law firms, attorneys of color make up just 9 percent of law firm partners, a number that has not budged in years. Senior reporter Natalie Rodriguez joins us this week to talk about the results of our latest Diversity Snapshot survey, and what those who have reached the highest ranks of law firms say helped them achieve success.

Also this week, we talk about a federal court approving the blockbuster $85 million merger of AT&T and Time Warner and what that may mean for other media mergers. We also discuss the New York Attorney General's office suing President Donald Trump for using his charity foundation as a "personal checkbook."

Then, stick around to the end of the show when we'll talk about a judge calling out the "egregious behavior" of a New York City real estate developer who demolished the famed graffiti space 5Pointz.

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