Facebook, Uber Among Cos. Sowing Diversity In Legal Ranks

By Michele Gorman (February 12, 2019, 12:15 PM EST) -- Amid growing calls for corporate legal departments and law firms to diversify their ranks, in-house counsel at seven tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area are collaborating to create a summer internship program for women, underrepresented minorities and other first-year law students who are committed to improving diversity and inclusion, the companies announced Tuesday.

The purpose of the Law in Technology Diversity Collaborative is to expand the pipeline of diverse lawyers, according to the press announcement, by providing at least 14 students with five weeks of in-house experience at eBay Inc., Facebook Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., LendingClub Corp., Symantec...

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