Firms Say 'Out And Proud' Makes Good Business Sense

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 1:29 PM EDT) -- Now that clients have begun to count sexual orientation as a factor in assessing firm diversity, more law firms are starting to encourage lawyers to be open about sexuality in hopes of boosting business opportunities, attorneys say.

Corporate clients have made it clear through conversations with outside counsel and changes in official requests for proposal that they prefer firms with strong lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities, according to lawyers who spoke with Law360.

For firms, that means letting lawyers know it's OK — and even...
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