BigLaw Cannot Reap Diversity Rewards Without Inclusion

Law360 (August 31, 2020, 9:02 PM EDT) -- This article is part of a Law360 Diversity Snapshot series of essays by five Black law firm leaders on improving diversity in BigLaw. Click here for a video featuring narrated excerpts.

Patricia Brown Holmes

The killing of George Floyd, while tragic and unthinkable in the way it occurred, was unfortunately all too familiar to me. After all, I had just completed my role as special prosecutor in the matter of Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old Black man who was fatally shot in 2014 by a Chicago police officer.

I felt the despair deep inside me. Why were there so many deaths under...

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