Turning Up Pressure Will Improve Firm Diversity, GCs Say

Law360, New York (April 30, 2014, 10:40 PM EDT) -- Pushing up the number of women, minority and LGBT lawyers in law firms may take more arm-twisting by corporate clients, panelists at a New York bar forum told a Wednesday gathering of general counsels and attorneys.

Speaking at the Midtown New York City Bar Association building, forum moderator Joseph West, president of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, evoked the lifetime ban handed down this week by the National Basketball League against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for making racist remarks.

“First, the players started saying,...
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