Microsoft Seeks Diversity in Its Outside Counsel
The company provides strong financial incentives for its outside firms to staff its matters with minority lawyers.
In the past ten years, the number of hours worked by diverse lawyers on Microsoft Corp. matters has increased by more than 20 percent. That’s not by coincidence, says Dev Stahlkopf, the Redmond, Washington-based company’s corporate vice president and general counsel. It is, at least in part, the result of Microsoft’s Law Firm Diversity Program, which began back in 2008. (read more)