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Executive Director, Val Jensen receives Diversity & Inclusion Award

  Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Executive Director, Val Jensen, was honored by Minnesota Lawyer in its first annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards.  The awards celebrated individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Twin Cities.  Lauding Val’s efforts, Minnesota Lawyer noted Val’s contribution to the diversity community…keep reading

Featured Lawyer: Shauro Bagchi

  Shauro Bagchi Associate Maslon LLP   1.What is your area of practice? Three areas: Private company mergers & acquisitions (representing both sellers and strategic/financial buyers); Private company securities (structuring equity and debt securities offerings for private, middle market companies); and Commercial contract drafting (negotiating and drafting large-scale vendor, supplier, distributor, marketing, services and software…keep reading

Women Are Not Convinced By Law Firms’ Statements Of Commitment To Diversity

If you’re interested in improving gender equality at your law firm, check out both of these studies. “I’m going to compel him to include women in the sequel!” — Angelica, Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda)  This week, McKinsey & Co. published a new study titled, Women in Law Firms. This study is part of McKinsey’s and LeanIn.Org’s broader Women in the Workplace 2017 research. In…keep reading

Lewis Rice to receive 2017 Corporate Diversity Award

When Apollo Carey, a corporate tax and real estate lawyer, joined Lewis Rice law firm more than a year ago, it became immediately apparent that the firm’s diversity efforts were not just for show. “It’s in the organization’s consciousness,” said Carey, a member at Lewis Rice. “It permeates throughout everything that we do – in…keep reading

Senate confirms Indian-American lawyer on key state department post

  The US Senate on Friday confirmed the nomination of Manisha Singh, a prominent Indian-American lawyer, to a key administration position in the State Department that would make her in charge of the country’s economic diplomacy. Singh was chief counsel and senior policy adviser to Senator Dan Sullivan till now. Her nomination was confirmed by…keep reading