Winging It No Longer, Law Firms Bring in the Diversity Professionals

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As law firms and legal departments struggle to speed up racial and gender diversity in the profession, a relatively new niche is taking shape in the industry.

From prominent partners leaving their law firms to launch new diversity ventures, to Am Law 100 firms creating new C-suite positions to manage inclusion efforts, what was once a hazy ambition has become a field of expertise—and a career path for more lawyers.

Earlier this month, former American Bar Association president and Greenberg Traurig co-president Hilarie Bass announced that she would step away from the firm in Decemberto found the Bass Institute on Diversity and Inclusion, dedicated to addressing issues affecting women and minorities across industries. (read more)

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