Judges Can Demand Diversity In Rule 23(g) Applications

By Kellie Lerner and Chelsea Walcker (August 15, 2018, 10:50 AM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Manish S. Shah recently joined the ranks of numerous federal judges across the country who have asked law firms to expand the leadership opportunities available to women and attorneys of color in the courtroom. During a hearing last month, Judge Shah, who is overseeing multidistrict litigation — in which one of the undersigned authors is counsel of record — concerning alleged manipulation of the Chicago Board Options Exchange's volatility index,[1] stated that he would like to see details on team diversity and the potential for substantive work for junior attorneys in the plaintiffs' lead counsel applications.[2]...

Law360 is on it, so you are, too.

A Law360 subscription puts you at the center of fast-moving legal issues, trends and developments so you can act with speed and confidence. Over 200 articles are published daily across more than 60 topics, industries, practice areas and jurisdictions.

A Law360 subscription includes features such as

  • Daily newsletters
  • Expert analysis
  • Mobile app
  • Advanced search
  • Judge information
  • Real-time alerts
  • 450K+ searchable archived articles

And more!

Experience Law360 today with a free 7-day trial.

Start Free Trial

Already a subscriber? Click here to login

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!