How General Counsel Can Drive Diversity

Law360, New York (April 6, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT) -- Corporate legal departments hold the leverage in the law firm-client relationship, and many general counsel are using it to demand not only that the legal teams handling their matters are diverse but also that their law firms as a whole commit to increasing inclusion throughout the legal industry.

Here, four former in-house lawyers discuss how GCs can encourage law firm diversity — and why it matters.

With Great Power …

GCs who champion diversity and inclusion work to instill a similar level of commitment among their outside counsel.

“Law firms are by definition very focused on the short term,” says Tom...

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